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Is Katowice 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 Katowice?

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 Katowice.

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

Yes, the tap water in Katowice, Poland, is safe to drink. The water quality meets the European standard. However, some of the oldest tenement houses in a few of the biggest cities have old installations; thus, the taste may not be well. It is recommended to test it in between cities. Taste differs. Typically, medium-sized cities and small villages with rural areas have the best quality of tap water.

Cities in Poland resort use mobile soda fountains to help locals shift to drinking tap water.

Many locals still think tap water isn’t safe to drink. Notwithstanding the new upgrades of city water systems, helping governments introduce a modern version of the water trolley was an essential feature of the city landscape throughout communist times.

Flavored tap water is also available, such as raspberry syrup, to make it more appealing.

The primary source of water in Katowice, Poland, comes from the Rawa River’s surface water. The river has jurisdiction in the Marcin pond in Ruda Śląska. Throughout its course, it moves underground, beneath the city’s foundation. It is supplied with rain, as well as sewage. Another source will be groundwater.

Resources get their supply from water stored in lakes, reservoirs, icecaps, and fossil groundwater. The total renewable freshwater source is divided by the number of citizens, leads to water availability by capita.

Extensive management approaches to water resources that combine groundwater and surface water may significantly decrease human vulnerability to climate extremes. It also improves and promotes global water and food safety.

The estimated price of bottled water

$0.43 in USD (1.5-liter)


Katowice tap water
  • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 33% Low
  • Water Pollution 34% Low
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 67% High
  • Water Quality 66% High

The above data is comprised of subjective, user submitted opinions about the water quality and pollution in Katowice, measured on a scale from 0% (lowest) to 100% (highest).

Related FAQS


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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