Is Antalya Tap Water Safe to Drink?

Last Update11:49 am, May 5, 2020

The estimated price of bottled water

$0.25 in USD (1.5-liter)

Can You Drink Tap Water in Antalya?

Yes, tap water is drinkable.

There was no general information available in WHO data about safely managed drinking water in Turkey. You may check the rate of travelers and residents of Antalya water quality.

What Do People In Turkey Think About The Tap Water?

Travelers and residents of Turkey have rated the water quality and pollution as follows, according to subjective survey data. A score of 100% is considered very high, and a score of 0% is very low. Please be cautious that "moderate to very high" water pollution is bad and the higher the rate of water quality the better.

Tap water ratings

  • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 46% Moderate
  • Water Pollution 40% Moderate
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 54% Moderate
  • Water Quality 60% High


Always take extra precautions, the water may be safe to drink when it leaves the sewage treatment plant but it may pick up pollutants during its way to your tap. We advise that you ask locals or hotel staff about the water quality. Also, note that different cities have different water mineral contents.

Tap Water in Antalya Safe for Drinking?

Antalya tap water

Just like other major cities in Turkey, Antalya tap water is safe to drink. Most locals that have an old piping network are using the home filter for extra safety. The authority recommends replacing the old pipe that can produce lead.

It was also advised by travel experts, that you should stick with bottled water, especially if your body is not used to some mineral content of the local water. The tap water in Antalya contains a lot of minerals causing a bad taste.

You can also use the tap water washing, cleaning, bathing and in brushing your teeth.

Ice is also excellent in Antalya, hotels and restaurant use purified or filtered water in making ice.

Current Weather in Antalya


Source of Water in Antalya, Turkey

Antalya, Turkey’s primary source of drinking water is from groundwater. The groundwater usually is very hard but is otherwise of good quality. Yet, the public often exaggerates the health effects of hardness. However, some pollutants enter the circulation network during maintenance services and water cut-off. Degeneration of water quality is also reported in areas within Antalya that have old distribution systems.

Other members of the public are skeptical of the water quality because they do not obtain regular reports about the quality of their drinking water. As a result, most residents do not drink water from the public supply. Preferably, they use other sources, such as bottled water or small home filter systems. A survey was made to extort public opinion about tap water quality problems and possible solutions. The outcome of the study provided helpful ideas for developing the acceptance by the public of tap water as a drinking source at low cost.

These ideas involve organizing public awareness campaigns, notifying the public about the results of potable water quality monitoring, using drain valves after maintenance, and replacing old parts of the distribution network.

Some of the Convenience Stores in Antalya

  • Marketella
  • Öztürk Market
  • Market & Bakkal
  • Cıty Market & Tekel Shop
  • Anatolia Market
  • Soğuksu Market
  • 34 Tekel Shop
  • Emircan Market
  • Dilara Market
  • CarrefourSA
  • Red-Kit Tekel Market
  • Shell

Estimated Price of Bottled Water

1.5 liter$0.22€0.21£0.18TL 1.57

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