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Is Douglas Tap Water Safe To Drink?

Yes! Generally Safe to Drink*

LAST UPDATED: 12:53 pm, April 8, 2021

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Can You Drink Tap Water in Douglas?

Yes, tap water is drinkable.

Tap Safe includes data from many publicly available sources, including the WHO (World Health Organization), CDC (Center for Disease Control), and user submitted databases, but unfortunately there's not enough data about Douglas.

To see user submitted ratings of the water quality for Isle of Man, see the "User Submitted Ratings" box on this page.


If you want to test the waters before you get hooked on the tap water in Douglas Isle of Man, there are several ways to check for contaminants. You will first need to locate a laboratory that has facilities for testing for lead, chlorine, nitrates and THMs. These are all contaminants that can harm human health.

The two chemicals commonly found in your tap water are lead and THM. Lead is known to cause brain damage and cause learning disabilities, while THM is associated with an increased risk of cancer.

Lead is found in tap water where older homes had lead pipes. Even though the pipes were removed decades ago, some other sources of lead are still present including paint, batteries used to power paint sprayers.

When you think about it, THM is the easiest to detect. Since THM breaks down after only a few days, you may notice that your skin doesn''t seem to look as fresh or that you have an off taste in your mouth. This is because THM breaks

The estimated price of bottled water

$1.6 in USD (1.5-liter)


Douglas tap water
  • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 13% Very Low
  • Water Pollution 14% Very Low
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 88% Very High
  • Water Quality 86% Very High

The above data is comprised of subjective, user submitted opinions about the water quality and pollution in Douglas, measured on a scale from 0% (lowest) to 100% (highest).

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Always take extra precautions, the water may be safe to drink when it leaves the sewage treatment plant but it may pick up pollutants during its way to your tap. We advise that you ask locals or hotel staff about the water quality. Also, note that different cities have different water mineral contents.

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