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Is Palermo 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 Palermo?

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 Palermo.

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

So, can you drink tap water in Palermo Tayyip Italy? Well, the answer is yes. The question then is whether it is safe to do so and what are some of the issues you need to be aware of when drinking the water that comes out of your tap.

First off, you need to know how to tap water is treated. The water that comes from the tap is first run through a filter. This filtering system removes anything from the water that does not belong there. Anything that is not pure water will then be treated with chemicals and even chlorine in order to make it safe for drinking.

Next, what is left over after the treatment is the tap water that you can drink. In most cases, this will be something that is quite disgusting, if not downright offensive to the human body. You should be very wary of what you drink from your tap as there are more than enough contaminants that come from the tap water to make any drinking water unsafe to drink.

One of the biggest concern

The estimated price of bottled water

$0.27 in USD (1.5-liter)


Palermo tap water
  • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 54% Moderate
  • Water Pollution 52% Moderate
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 46% Moderate
  • Water Quality 48% Moderate

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