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Is Kouvola 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 Kouvola?

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 Kouvola.

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


When I was visiting Finland many years ago, I was taken to a town called Kouvola. I was given a tour of the entire town and was fascinated with all the modern facilities that were available there. The first thing that struck me was the vast number of plastic bottles being used to collect rainwater. When I asked about the water quality, the head of the municipal water delivery department showed me some impressive figures. He stated that 60% of the supply that was provided by the municipal water supply was contaminated.

This alarming statistic prompted a study to be carried out which concluded that nearly one in four municipal tap water was contaminated with dangerous levels of lead. The most serious danger associated with tap water in Kouvola was cancer. It was found that children who drank from contaminated supplies were at far greater risk of contracting cancer than other children.

Fortunately for us living in America, the town had bought new filters

The estimated price of bottled water

$1.37 in USD (1.5-liter)


Kouvola tap water
  • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 3% Very Low
  • Water Pollution 14% Very Low
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 100% Very High
  • Water Quality 100% Very High

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