Slovenia is one of the most water-rich
countries in Europe. It has 27,000 km of rivers
and other watercourses
. It also has numerous thermal springs
and mineral springs
, and a large number of aquifers
Many people are used to drinking tap water
in Slovenia, as it is clean
. Bars and restaurants often serve tap water, for instance alongside coffee. In recent years many establishments have ceased to do so, offering bottled water instead, but this is no reflection of the quality of the water.
The quality of the drinking water varies from region to region, as there are over a thousand
water systems. Much of Slovenia’s drinking water is hard, i.e. it has a higher content of harmless limescale.
If you like drinking bottled water, the choice in Slovenian shops, bars and restaurants is wide. Two Slovenian sparkling mineral waters that enjoy an international reputation are Radenska Three Hearts
and Donat Mg