Hungary's tap water can be safely consumed and is of the highest quality according to European standards, it has been revealed.
According to recent safety test, water quality parameters reach above adequacy in excess of 95 percent. Safe, clean and healthy drinking water is one of the country’s fortes from the respect of tourism.
Hungarian authorities ensure the supply and quality of drinking water are stringently regulated, and fully conform to the regulations of the European Union.
The quality of tap water available in every locality in Hungary is regularly monitored both by service providers and the responsible authority.
According to the National Public Health and Medical Officer Service, the general adequacy rate of Hungary's tap water was 97.7 percent in 2015. This indicator also involves the testing of parameters which pose no risk to human health.
The data clearly shows that there is no health risk of any kind to drinking tap water in Hungary, and in actual fact, its quality is excellent even by European standards.
In light of the above, the ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade will take all the necessary measures, in cooperation with the competent local authorities, to ensure that the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention review and correct the erroneous information published on its website recently in respect to the quality of Hungarian drinking water.