Can You Drink Tap Water in London?

While London’s tap water meets regulatory standards, there are increasing concerns about contaminants such as PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances) and microplastics. These issues have raised questions about the safety and long-term health effects of consuming tap water in the city.

The Problem with PFAS

PFAS are synthetic chemicals used in various products for their resistance to water, oil, and heat. However, these substances are persistent in the environment and have been linked to serious health problems. Studies indicate that PFAS can accumulate in the human body over time, potentially leading to cancer, liver damage, and immune system disruption. The presence of PFAS in London’s tap water, even at low levels, is a cause for concern due to their lasting and harmful impact.

Microplastics in Your Drinking Water

Microplastics are tiny plastic particles that have been detected in water supplies around the globe, including London. These particles come from a variety of sources, such as cosmetics, clothing fibers, and degraded plastic waste. The potential health risks associated with ingesting microplastics include the transfer of toxic chemicals and disruption of endocrine systems. Although the full extent of the health implications is still under study, the presence of microplastics in drinking water is troubling.

Ensuring Safe Drinking Water

Given these concerns, it is crucial to monitor and address water quality issues proactively. Regular testing for PFAS and other contaminants is essential. Homeowners can also take additional measures to ensure the safety of their tap water by investing in advanced filtration systems that effectively remove these harmful substances.

Kitchen Station: A Reliable Solution for Clean Water

For those looking to mitigate the risks associated with tap water contaminants, Bluewater’s Kitchen Station 1™ is an excellent solution. This advanced water filtration system is designed to remove up to 99.7% of contaminants, including PFAS and microplastics, ensuring that your tap water is safe to drink.

  • Removes Harmful Contaminants: SuperiorOsmosis™ technology effectively filters out dangerous substances.
  • Adds Essential Minerals: The system mineralizes water with beneficial minerals like calcium and magnesium.
  • Convenient and Cost-Effective: Provides purified, mineralized water directly from your tap, eliminating the need for bottled water.

By installing Kitchen Station 1™, London residents can address their concerns about tap water quality, providing a safer and healthier drinking option for their families.


While London’s tap water is generally deemed safe by regulatory standards, the presence of PFAS and microplastics highlights the need for additional precautions. Kitchen Station 1™ offers a reliable and effective way to ensure your tap water is free from harmful contaminants, making it a valuable investment for health-conscious individuals.

For more information about the Kitchen Station 1™ and other Bluewater products, visit our website or contact us at Make the smart choice for your health and the environment by switching to Bluewater today!

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