Is Dushanbe Tap Water Safe to Drink?

Safe to drink?No
The estimated price of bottled water in USD(1.5-liter)$0.34

Can You Drink Tap Water in Dushanbe?

No, tap water is not drinkable.

According to WHO data, 81% of Tajikistan cities/towns and rural areas have access to improved water sources, that are available when needed.

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Never drink the water from the tap, nor use the water to brush your teeth. Always wash fresh produce, especially when bought from the local bazaar. Some melons—although they are incredibly fresh and sweet—can be irrigated and fertilized with manure, so sometimes washing them will not help. As a rule of thumb all foreigners from developed countries will get sick at least once while in Tajikistan, but this can be delayed by avoiding unwashed/unpeeled fruits and vegetables (be especially wary of this in restaurants).

Tap water by country

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  • Water Quality Rating:
  • < 20%
  • 20% - 39%
  • 40% - 59%
  • 60% - 79%
  • 80% - 100%

What Do People In Dushanbe Think About The Tap Water?

Travelers and residents of Dushanbe 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.

DescriptionScoreRating
Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility56%Moderate
Water Pollution61%High
Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility44%Moderate
Water Quality39%Low

Reminder:
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.

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