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Is Halifax 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 Halifax?

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 Halifax.

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


It is a shocking fact to most people that tap water can potentially be as dangerous to your health as water from a bath. This is because of the contaminants that are constantly being introduced to our system. The contaminants in our reservoir systems include chlorine, sediments, lead, cysts, prescription drugs, and other harmful substances. This does not include natural contaminants such as bacteria, viruses, and parasites. These contaminants pose no threat to our well being but the problem is that we often do not notice them until we are already ill. Some diseases such as cancer can be traced back to drinking contaminated water. The best way to avoid this is to regularly test your own supply for contamination.

There are many different ways to test yourself. One method is called Peroxide Test. All you need to do is purchase a kit which has a kit to test the types of contaminates in your water. All you need to do is fill out a few forms, including your height, weig

The estimated price of bottled water

$1.73 in USD (1.5-liter)


Halifax tap water
  • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 15% Very Low
  • Water Pollution 36% Low
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 85% Very High
  • Water Quality 64% High

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