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Can You Drink Tap Water in Graz?
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 Graz.
To see user submitted ratings of the water quality for Austria, see the "User Submitted Ratings" box on this page.
It seems that with the recent controversy over drinking tap water in Flint, Michigan, and a growing body of evidence linking it to various diseases, most people have been debating the question of how safe is tap water. But for many, the issue of tap water comes down to one factor: Is it contaminated?
Tap water is not regulated by the federal government. In order for it to be classified as safe, it has to pass some very strict tests. It has to meet specific standards set by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). But even if the water meets these standards, we still have no idea what is in it, how it gets there, or what happens when we drink it.
Graz, Austria, is a city located in the Austrian Alps. It is home to about 50,000 people who live mainly in the countryside. However, even in the city, many people still drink tap water, since there are a number of private wells.
To protect its citizens
Graz has a lot of cafés all around the town, very concentrated in the city center and university district and you get tasty coffee almost everywhere. Prices are the same in most cafes, they just get slightly more expensive in Herrengasse or on Schlossberg. The most common coffee beverages are a "Verlängerter" (a small Americano with milk; 2,20-2,40€), a "Cappuccino" (2,40-2,60€), a Café Latte (coffee with lots of steamed milk; 2,60-2,90€). It is common that you get a glass of tap water to your coffee, if not don't hesitate to ask for it.
The estimated price of bottled water
$0.85 in USD (1.5-liter)
USER SUBMITTED RATINGS
- Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 18% Very Low
- Water Pollution 19% Very Low
- Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 82% Very High
- Water Quality 81% Very High
The above data is comprised of subjective, user submitted opinions about the water quality and pollution in Graz, 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.