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Can You Drink Tap Water in Messina?
We don't have enough information to make a specific recommendation about the safety of drinking tap water in Messina, Italy.
However, based on information from nearby locations, the average water score in Italy is a out of 100.
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 Messina.
To see user submitted ratings of the water quality for Italy, see the "User Submitted Ratings" box on this page.
With an estimated 60% of the world''s tap water in the possession of large companies, the effects of chemicals such as Chlorine and VOCs on our health are well known. But what few people realize is that, according to the United States Environmental Protection Agency, Chlorine is the single most common contaminant in our drinking water.
According to studies done in Italy and Switzerland, Chlorine found in their drinking water was ten times more than in the average American city. Chlorine is commonly used to disinfect and preserve water, so it would not be surprising if the levels were higher in the area than the typical community''s water supply. If the chlorine level is high enough in the water, it could cause cancer and other serious ailments.
Chlorine can also leave behind waste products such as trichloroacetic acid or TCA, which can have a devastating effect on our immune systems. It is also possible that TCA can interact with chemicals in our bodi
The estimated price of bottled water
$0.3 in USD (1.5-liter)
USER SUBMITTED RATINGS
- Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 33% Low
- Water Pollution 42% Moderate
- Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 67% High
- Water Quality 58% Moderate
The above data is comprised of subjective, user submitted opinions about the water quality and pollution in Messina, 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.