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Is Leeds 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 Leeds?

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 Leeds.

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


If you want to make sure that your family is fully protected from dangerous contaminants like bacteria and germs, then you should install a drinking water filter at home. The only thing worse than having no tap water is one that is contaminated with deadly viruses and bacteria. Many of us are willing to pay a little more to be safe and clean our drinking water, but how much extra does it cost you in the long run? You might not realize it, but you could be putting yourself at risk by buying cheap, imported products that do not necessarily provide you with the best quality water around.

Tap Water Leeds United Kingdom has become a major concern over the last few months because of the number of cases of E-coli and other bacteria carried by mosquitoes. There are many different kinds of purification systems to clean your water, but the best way to go about it is to purchase a system that can completely remove all traces of harmful bacteria, viruses, germs and other cont


If you do happen to get ill in Leeds, there are of course NHS and private medical practices all across the city. Leeds is also home to two of Europe's largest hospitals - Leeds General Infirmary (in the Civic Quarter) and rapidly expanding St James' (a couple of miles east of the City Centre and just south of Harehills), as well as numerous smaller hospital and PCTs across the wider city area. As with the rest of the UK, tap water is safe to drink, and you are unlikely to come across any major health risks other than speeding traffic and the effects of alcohol.

The estimated price of bottled water

$1.15 in USD (1.5-liter)


Leeds tap water
  • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 23% Low
  • Water Pollution 21% Low
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 77% High
  • Water Quality 79% High

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