Which Countries Have the Best Tap Water?

Even if you prefer the taste of spring water, filtered water, or purified water, we are lucky in this country to have drinkable tap water in our homes. You may have traveled to other countries where you were advised not to drink the tap water as it could make you ill. In other countries, however, you may notice the crispness and great taste of their tap water.

So, how does the US stand up against the tap water of other countries? And which countries have the cleanest and best-tasting tap water? Let’s take a look at what others say about this.

The countries with the best tap water

Various factors can affect the quality and purity of a country’s tap water, particularly the source of the water and how it is treated. Tao water can even vary greatly from one area to the next within the same country. Here are some of the countries that are known for the best or cleanest water:

  • Canada
  • New Zealand
  • Switzerland
  • Scandinavian and Nordic countries (i.e. Sweden, Norway, Iceland, Finland, Denmark)
  • Germany
  • Singapore
  • UK

So, how does the US compare? In most parts of the US, the tap water is perfectly safe to drink. However, to many people, it is not the best tasting water, which is why bottled water is often preferred. You are likely to notice the difference in taste and purity if you visit any of the above countries compared to the US’s tap water.

Alternatives to tap water

If you’re in a country where you can’t drink the tap water, or if you don’t like the taste or the quality of the tap water in your own home, then here are some of the easiest alternatives.

  • Filtered water – If you buy a water filter or filtration system, then you can improve the taste and cleanness of your tap water by filtering out its impurities.
  • Bottled water – If you want to avoid tap water entirely, you can rely on bottled water. Buying large bottles of water in bulk can make this cost-effective.
  • Water cooler/dispenser – Water coolers or dispensers can either dispense water from large bottles or by being plumbed into your main water supply. This way you have fresh, cool water literally on tap.

If you want access to fresh, cool, and great-tasting water at all times, then contact Mountain Park Spring Water for our bottled water delivery service or for our filtration systems and water coolers. We serve a wide area around Winston Salem, NC and Martinsville, VA.