A question often asked by foreigners coming to Spain is “Can I drink the tap water?” The simple answer is yes, you can! Between 1986 and 2008 Spain received €21 billion in EU funding for water infrastructure. Today they have some of the most advanced public water filtrations and wastewater management solutions in the world. Tap water in Spain complies with international water quality standards, but there may be issues such as taste, chlorine by-products, microplastics and local pipe contaminants. If you are concerned about any of these you could buy yourself a water filter, and this has the added advantage of saving you money in the long run compared to buying bottled water – and of course, it will help reduce the amount of plastic waste you produce too.