Is Jerusalem Tap Water Safe to Drink?

Last Update4:55 pm, April 17, 2020

The estimated price of bottled water

$1.65 in USD (1.5-liter)

Can You Drink Tap Water in Jerusalem?

Yes, tap water is drinkable.

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

What do people in Jerusalem think about the tap water?

Tap water is safe to drink but sometimes has an unpleasant taste (it can be slightly saline) so many locals use filters or spring water dispensers at home. Bottled water is available everywhere.

What Do People In Israel Think About The Tap Water?

Travelers and residents of Israel 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 36% Low
  • Water Pollution 42% Moderate
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 64% High
  • Water Quality 58% Moderate


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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