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Is Geneva 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 Geneva?

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 Geneva.

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


Over the last decade, I''ve talked with a number of doctors in Geneva and asked them if they believed that the water coming out of their tap was safe. The majority of them responded in the affirmative, stating that there was no reason for concern. They also said that their own water came from wells and springs within the city limits and that the water quality was good. That may be true, but what about the rest of the community?

In Geneva, the quality of tap water is a matter of grave concern. Many people have literally lost their lives because of the quality. That''s why the water has been banned in many schools and cities throughout Switzerland. Fortunately, the Swiss government has stepped in and provided millions of refunds to citizens who''ve purchased bottled water instead.

There are several reasons why the water quality in Geneva and throughout Switzerland are so poor. It''s mainly due to the amount of man made contaminants that are added to the

The estimated price of bottled water

$0.96 in USD (1.5-liter)


Geneva tap water
  • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 7% Very Low
  • Water Pollution 20% Low
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 93% Very High
  • Water Quality 80% Very High

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