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Is Hamilton 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 Hamilton?

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 Hamilton.

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


It is surprising to find that tap water in some parts of New Zealand is just as contaminated as bottled brands. Contaminants such as lead, pesticides and herbicides, as well as bacteria and viruses are found in every part of the country. This is a huge concern because they can cause long term health problems, interfere with the immune system, and can even be fatal. The levels of contaminants present in New Zealand''s tap water vary from area to area. It is important to have good water quality so that you do not become sick from drinking contaminated water. If you live in an area that is known for serious contamination, you should consider getting a filter system so that you can enjoy cleaner, healthier water at all times.

Some cities have very high tap water safety standards. These include the City of Hamilton, which has strict regulations. In Hamilton you will find that there are treatment plants that use the most advanced reverse osmosis and distillation technol

The estimated price of bottled water

$1.33 in USD (1.5-liter)


Hamilton tap water
  • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 18% Very Low
  • Water Pollution 25% Low
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 83% Very High
  • Water Quality 75% High

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