Clean drinking water that flows from the tap in unlimited amounts: really quite a luxury, isn’t it? You can use it to make coffee, ice cubes and to brush your teeth. A sip of refreshing water, available whenever and wherever you feel like it.
Top 10 countries with the cleanest drinking water in the world
When it comes to clean drinking water, we are very lucky in Europe. The top 10 countries with the cleanest drinking water in the world are all in Europe. These countries often have access to very clean and pure water sources, such as mountain lakes, and have the financial resources and technology to thoroughly treat the water. In the countries listed below, there is therefore really no need to be concerned about pathogens or toxins in the tap water.
These are the countries with the cleanest drinking water in the world:
- The Netherlands
- United Kingdom
Source: Environment Performance Index 2020
But the cleanest tap water does not mean the tastiest tap water. The water that flows from the tap in Malta and Greece, for example, often has a strong chlorine taste. Especially if you are not used to drinking chlorinated tap water, the taste can be quite unpleasant. But the chlorine may also upset your stomach and intestines, while the locals are used to it and have no problems at all.
The countries with the most contaminated drinking water in the world
Unfortunately, having access to healthy ánd tasty water is a luxury that not everyone has around the world. Did you know that more than 40 percent of the world’s population does not have access to potable tap water? In fact, 664 million people in the world have no access to clean drinking water at all. Especially in African countries, such as Ghana, Ethiopia, Nigeria and Uganda, the water problem is huge. In countries like these, natural sources of clean water are scarce, there is little money available to invest in water treatment technology and the infrastructure to provide people with clean drinking water is lacking.
The problem with bottled water as the cleanest drinking water
In many countries, it is therefore more convenient to drink bottled water if you do not want to get sick from the tap water. That could lead you to say that bottled water is the cleanest drinking water in the world.
But unfortunately, it is not. Plastic water bottles release microplastics, contaminating the water in the bottles with microplastics.
Moreover, the plastic bottle industry is far from sustainable and contributes to the plastic pollution worldwide, including in the water. As a matter of fact, the plastic soup keeps growing and many ecosystems are at risk. Emphasizing that bottled water is therefore not the best solution to provide clean drinking water.
The cleanest drinking water in the world, straight from your tap
According to Aquablu, bottled water is not the solution to make clean drinking water available to the entire world population. As it manifests into another big problem: plastic pollution.
We believe that everyone should simply have access to clean, drinkable tap water. Furtheremore, we want to change the way people hydrate and make drinking water FUN again. That’s why we developed a watercooler that filters water and adds important vitamins and minerals. Using the reverse osmosis technique, our purifiers remove all kinds of impurities from the tap water: microplastics, bacteria and viruses, drug residues and even heavy metals such as lead. With the Aquablu Refill+, you can even add flavors to your water. These flavors add important vitamins that give your vitality a boost. So that really is the healthiest and cleanest water in the wold.
The best drinking water; starting at your office
The Aquablu Refill can be installed in every office, allowing office spaces to save time, money & plastic waste while offering a new and innovative way of providing high quality drinking water. In time, the smart water dispensers will also be available for households and installed internationally. So if you’re interested in a water dispenser for your own, please subscribe to our newsletter and get a notification when the water dispenser is available in your country. We’re on a mission to provide everyone worldwide with clean drinking water while realize saving 1 billion plastic bottles before 2030.
Moreover, Aquablu is committed to the Drop for a Drop philosophy: we support local water projects in Southeast Africa by installing water purification systems at schools, hospitals and NGOs. By doing so, we help build a world in which the plastic bottle industry is not needed anymore and everyone has access to the cleanest drinking water in the world. Of every liter that is tapped, a portion is invested into local water projects.