Can you drink tap water in Zagreb?
More than 87% of the population in Croatia is connected to the public water supply system. Water from these public water supply systems is controlled regularly and is safe to drink.
Zagreb tap water is of excellent quality. You can drink tap water from anywhere as long as nothing else is stated.
Bottled water can be bought in supermarkets, newsstands, gas stations and delis.
Monitoring of drinking water safety
Monitoring of drinking water safety is carried out on a national level according to Monitoring Plan issued by the Minister of Health on a proposal of the Croatian Institute of Public Health (HZJZ) as a co-ordinating body. Monitoring plan is carried out by institutes of public health in Croatian counties and the City of Zagreb, respectively, according to their local authority and financial resources provided by their respective local authorities. Implementation dynamics is defined by the Ordinance on conformity parameters, analytical methods, monitoring and drinking water safety plans, and keeping register of legal entities which provide public water supply („Official Gazette“, No. 125/17) and depends on the quantity of water supplied.