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Is Galway 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 Galway?

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 Galway.

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


Tap Water in the City of Galway is regarded as safe by health authorities. The water from many of the pipes in Galway are treated to remove sediment and other contaminants before they reach the tap.

What makes the water so healthy? Well, it''s filtered to remove any harmful chemicals. This includes chlorine, THMs (Thiomeronans), VOCs (volatile organic compounds) and lead. These all work together to ensure that the water is clean and healthy for you and your family.

The city of Galway has a number of treatment plants. These can include the reverse osmosis system. However, you will find that this system is not very effective in removing any of the contaminants.

You will find that the city''s water supply is piped from wells. So, you will have to rely on other sources for the water. Many people in the city to drink bottled water. But this is only to some extent effective as the carbonated beverages have no trace of the minerals found in bott

The estimated price of bottled water

$1.17 in USD (1.5-liter)


Galway tap water
  • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 29% Low
  • Water Pollution 47% Moderate
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 71% High
  • Water Quality 53% Moderate

The above data is comprised of subjective, user submitted opinions about the water quality and pollution in Galway, 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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