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Is Lugano 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 Lugano?

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 Lugano.

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


The town of Lugano is located in the very heart of Switzerland. It is also one of the most industrialized cities in all of Switzerland. Recently, the City of Lugano has been in the news for all of the wrong reasons. It was chosen as one of the World Heritage sites by UNESCO, but in a rather controversial move by UNESCO. As a result, many citizens of Lugano are upset and believe that their city has been mislabeled.

As you travel through the many lakes in and around Lugano, there will be an abundance of clean, safe water. In addition to this, the quality of the water is excellent. But, what about the water that flows from the lakes? What makes this water different than the tap water?

Let me begin by saying that, when I say "tap water", I am not referencing any type of filtration or chemical reduction process. I am referencing municipal water quality standards as set forth by the Swiss Water Resources Assessment. The Swiss Water Resources Assessment is a

The estimated price of bottled water

$0.5 in USD (1.5-liter)


Lugano tap water
  • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 3% Very Low
  • Water Pollution 16% Very Low
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 97% Very High
  • Water Quality 84% Very High

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