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Is Montreal 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 Montreal?

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 Montreal.

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


Tap Water is the most important source of nourishment for the human body. Yet, in many parts of North America, the quality of this water is in question. Contaminants such as chlorine and lead have been found in drinking water, particularly in major urban centers such as Los Angeles and New York. Unwanted compounds have caused many health problems in both men and women. Many scientists feel that the contaminants are contaminants of a sort, relating to cancer-causing gases. Others think that the problem is one of supply, whereby the population is simply unable to dispose of industrial waste products effectively.

There are a number of ways to improve your tap water quality in the city of Montreal. The first and easiest is to install an ultraviolet light that kills germs, algae and bacteria. Ultraviolet light can be added to the existing water system or be added to the main supply, provided it comes from a clean source. If you live in an apartment building, the Depart

The estimated price of bottled water

$1.55 in USD (1.5-liter)


Montreal tap water
  • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 16% Very Low
  • Water Pollution 36% Low
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 84% Very High
  • Water Quality 64% High

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