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Is Glasgow 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 Glasgow?

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 Glasgow.

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

There is a real concern about the quality of tap water in Glasgow. It seems that the contaminants and carcinogens that are present in tap water in the US and other countries have found their way into the supplies of our own municipal water systems. These contaminants, mostly antibiotics and anti-depressants, are known or probable human carcinogens. These findings are being investigated but as of yet, scientists cannot identify these chemicals as cancer causing agents.

The scientists who do research on these matters are concerned more with tap water safety, although they are not strictly limited to this area of concern. Some of them spend their time analyzing the results of investigations into cancer cases that were supposed to be closed due to the testing. There was one case in which a woman died from the results of a routine test that was done on her tap water. This story made national news.

The issue of tap water contamination is a huge one in the Un

The estimated price of bottled water

$1.14 in USD (1.5-liter)


Glasgow tap water
  • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 14% Very Low
  • Water Pollution 19% Very Low
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 86% Very High
  • Water Quality 81% Very High

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