Can you drink tap water in Wroclaw?

written by Maciek Bogdanski

Summer 2022 will be remembered in the west of Poland as the time when the river Odra was polluted with an unknown substance. But does it have any influence on tap water in Wroclaw? Can you drink tap water in Wroclaw?

Source and quality of Wroclaw tap water

Despite Odra being the biggest river near Wroclaw, almost 100% of the tap water in Wroclaw is sourced from the Olawa river. Before it gets to our taps, it is treated and filtered in two treatment stations. The quality of water fulfils all the WHO requirements

Can you drink tap water in Wroclaw?

Of course, it is safe to drink water straight from the tap at home and at work. Wroclaw is encouraging employers to substitute bottled water with tap water in their companies. According to the analysis of the water, every litre of Wroclaw tap water contains 77 mg of calcium, 13 mg of magnesium, 6,45 mg of potassium and 32,6 mg of sodium.

In addition to being safe and tasty, tap water in Wroclaw is also convenient and eco-friendly. By choosing to drink tap water, you can reduce your plastic waste and help the environment. Plus, it’s free and easily accessible, making it a cost-effective option for travelers and locals alike.

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If you’re visiting Wroclaw, it’s worth noting that tap water is also safe for use in cooking and washing fruits and vegetables. However, if you have a sensitive stomach or prefer to be extra cautious, you may want to boil the water first.

In conclusion, drinking tap water in Wroclaw is a safe, tasty, and eco-friendly choice that can help you save money and reduce your environmental impact. Whether you’re a traveler or a local resident, be sure to give it a try!

Tap water in Wroclaw is safe to drink
Tap water in Wroclaw is safe to drink

There is also a “Water Museum” in Wroclaw – Hydropolis. We recommend going there, even if you come to Wroclaw without children,

Drinking tap water in Wroclaw in the streets

For the convenience of tourists and inhabitants, there are 11 street water taps in Wroclaw, 8 in the Old Town, and 3 outside the city centre. You may find their location on this map.


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