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Can You Drink Tap Water in Giessen?
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 Giessen.
To see user submitted ratings of the water quality for Germany, see the "User Submitted Ratings" box on this page.
Recently, I had the opportunity to visit the tap water laboratory of the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment and Evaluation in Giessen, Germany. This institution is one of several cooperating associations of German universities that together form the European Network of Drinking Water Analysts (NDRSA). As a part of the collaboration, each university provides analysis services to the other. Among the many subjects we discussed in this meeting were the role of pesticides and herbicides in groundwater, as well as their effects on drinking water.
According to media reports, Giessen may be prone to the chemicals used by agriculture in order to grow rice. I was particularly struck by the suggestion that thousands of acres of fertile land are being used to grow pesticides and herbicides. The idea that the local populace is eating this food without any consideration for its safety is outrageous. How could this be? Are we really to believe that this is happening i
The estimated price of bottled water
$0.39 in USD (1.5-liter)
USER SUBMITTED RATINGS
- Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 8% Very Low
- Water Pollution 22% Low
- Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 92% Very High
- Water Quality 100% Very High
The above data is comprised of subjective, user submitted opinions about the water quality and pollution in Giessen, measured on a scale from 0% (lowest) to 100% (highest).
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.