Is Dushanbe Tap Water Safe to Drink?

Last Update8:28 pm, May 8, 2020

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Can You Drink Tap Water in Dushanbe?

No, tap water is not drinkable.

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

Wikitravel

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).

What Do People In Tajikistan Think About The Tap Water?

Travelers and residents of Tajikistan 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.

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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