Is Islamabad Tap Water Safe to Drink?

Safe to drink?Yes
The estimated price of bottled water in USD(1.5-liter)$0.37

Can You Drink Tap Water in Islamabad?

Yes, tap water is drinkable.

According to WHO data, 91% of Pakistan cities/towns and rural areas have access to improved water sources, that are available when needed.

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Bottled water is a good idea. Although water in Islamabad is generally clean, it is mainly gained from mountain water and tube wells and may contain minerals your system is not used to, and may not be stored and carried in the cleanest of ways. At your hotel, don't rely on them to provide you with bottled water, as many budget hotels reuse old bottles with tap water, to save money. Buy them directly from your local grocery store
Most locals do not drink tap water, but may get water from Govt. installed filteration plans. Tap water is normally boiled and it is strongly suggested that you carry bottled water and request it at all food places. Also make sure the seal is intact. If you are unsure about the hygiene of a particular place, try to avoid ice in all your drinks.

Tap water by country

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

What Do People In Islamabad Think About The Tap Water?

Travelers and residents of Islamabad 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 Inaccessibility44%Moderate
Water Pollution54%Moderate
Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility56%Moderate
Water Quality46%Moderate

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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