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Can You Drink Tap Water in Linz?
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 Linz.
To see user submitted ratings of the water quality for Austria, see the "User Submitted Ratings" box on this page.
Tap Water Linz Austria has one of the highest quality water filtration systems in Europe. It is certified by the EU. I decided to see if it lived up to its claim of providing safe drinking water for my family and also to see if it could help save me some money in the process. It is a fairly large city with quite a lot of historical buildings so I expected that there would be a lot of contaminants in the water, but surprisingly I did not see much.
My family were quite impressed with the water quality, it had a faint smell of hay and tasted better than most waters from bottles. The water faucet took a while to get used to after it was installed, but once fitted everything worked fine. We also had a guy from the water filtration company visit us and we got his opinion on why whole house filters are more cost effective. He said that the sediment and bacteria were already washed away in the mainstream so we didn''t need to bother with a whole house filter.
The estimated price of bottled water
$0.56 in USD (1.5-liter)
USER SUBMITTED RATINGS
- Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 19% Very Low
- Water Pollution 14% Very Low
- Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 81% Very High
- Water Quality 86% Very High
The above data is comprised of subjective, user submitted opinions about the water quality and pollution in Linz, 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.