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Is Zagreb 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 Zagreb?

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 Zagreb.

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


The question, "Can you drink tap water in ZagrebBIPrime?" has been getting a lot of attention recently because it involves the city of Zagreb, Croatia and the contaminated river that are the source of drinking water.

The Croatian Environmental Protection Agency has announced that it will begin testing its tap water for contamination this week. It has also declared that the city of Zagreb is not at risk. The testing will involve both the water distribution network and the distribution points at individual homes. It should be relatively easy to see why this is being looked into.

First and foremost, you need to understand that drinking contaminated water is definitely dangerous. If it is any worse than that, it is certainly criminal negligence. It is not easy to imagine how something so basic as drinking water could lead to serious problems. There are no rules to drinking contaminated water because it is considered "dirty" water. That is why you need to

The estimated price of bottled water

$1.2 in USD (1.5-liter)


Zagreb tap water
  • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 14% Very Low
  • Water Pollution 27% Low
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 86% Very High
  • Water Quality 73% High

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