Is Tap Water Safe to Drink in Canberra?

The answer is simple. Yes, it is.

Namadgi National Park is a major supplier of drinking water to Canberra, and before reaching the consumers, the water goes through four different phases to ensure water quality.

Safe to drink?Yes
The estimated price of bottled water (0.33l)1.89$
Is Tap Water Safe to Drink in Canberra

To provide drinking water without contaminants that may be present in the water, especially pathogenic microorganisms, it is crucial quality protection of water sources and proper treatment of water that comes to the consumers. 

Water Purification Process

There are a few disinfectants that are used for cleaning the water, but the most frequently used, and one of the most effective is chlorine. The other disinfectants but not less effective are chloramine (chlorine in another form), ozone, and ultraviolet light.

Different microorganisms found in water affect the appearance of different diseases, and in the last cases, death. So, it’s necessary to follow the ADWG – Australian Drinking Water Guidelines that were developed after consideration of the best available scientific evidence.

ADWG guidelines are followed by all Australian communities and agencies that are responsible for cleaning and delivering clean water to the consumers.

The water taste depends on the part of Australia because there are a lot of minerals founded in the water, but they are not always represented in the same quantities.

How consumers rate the water quality?

The water quality rating will be best shown when their consumers rate it. Therefore, how Canberra passengers and residents rate their water quality is listed in the table below.

Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility7%
Water Pollution19%
Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility93%
Water Quality81%

How much is a bottle of water Canberra?

The cost of the bottled water in Canberra is about 1.89$ for a 0.33l bottle.

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