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Can You Drink Tap Water in Heidelberg?
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 Heidelberg.
To see user submitted ratings of the water quality for Germany, see the "User Submitted Ratings" box on this page.
German scientists recently conducted a study comparing water from the taps of the German cities of Heidelberg and Tubingen with samples taken from other regions throughout the country. The results of their study showed high levels of pharmaceutical contamination in the tap water of Heidelberg. The scientists attribute this contamination to the use of herbicides and pesticides by local farmers. The contamination is so prevalent that it could affect your health, particularly if you have pre-existing health conditions. To avoid exposing yourself to harmful contaminants, you should get your drinking water from a reliable source.
Tap Water Heidelberg has very poor tap water quality. This is evident by the number of cases in which cancer cases have been reported. According to the study, the number of cancer cases in the area was three times higher than the national average. Many physicians believe this is due to the large number of factories located nearby.
The estimated price of bottled water
$0.41 in USD (1.5-liter)
USER SUBMITTED RATINGS
- Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 9% Very Low
- Water Pollution 22% Low
- Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 91% Very High
- Water Quality 78% High
The above data is comprised of subjective, user submitted opinions about the water quality and pollution in Heidelberg, 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.