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Is La Rochelle 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 La Rochelle?

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 La Rochelle.

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


Do you know that Tap Water La Rochelle France, which is considered as the most tap water in the world, is often found contaminated with heavy metals like cadmium, lead and mercury? The reason for this is that a large part of the city''s wastewater is not treated. The wastewater treatment plant in the area simply dumps the untreated waste water into the river. As a result, there are large traces of heavy metals such as lead in the tap-water of La Rochelle France.

What is more heavy metal contamination of the drinking water of La Rochelle France is a threat to your health. Studies have shown that drinking tap water regularly can lead to different types of cancer. Not only that, but it has also been seen that children who drink bottled water frequently suffer from a number of health problems. One such problem is lead poisoning.

This problem was recently highlighted by the municipal authorities of La Rochelle. It is one of the reasons why they conducted a

The estimated price of bottled water

$0.54 in USD (1.5-liter)


La Rochelle tap water
  • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 50% Moderate
  • Water Pollution 50% Moderate
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 50% Moderate
  • Water Quality 50% Moderate

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