Is Tap Water in Kiev Safe to Drink? (2019)

The tap water in Kiev, Ukraine, is safe for drinking. But again, tap water may differ in every region. Some locals drink tap water in Kyiv/Kiev, and others will boil the water for about 5 minutes, and you may find water filters in their household. In most Ukraine cities drinking tap water is not harmful. In Kiev, water is hard, and chlorinated, because of the treatment process. One of the reasons others prefer bottled water or purified water due to its taste. According to Ukrainians, the water standard here is slightly more strict than EU standards.

Kiev Tap Water

If you prefer bottled water, you either purchase from any supermarket or convenience store. The most convenient part is you can order and have it delivered to your place. One of the biggest supermarkets in Ukraine is METRO. You can order on their website, and you can choose the delivery time or schedule a delivery.

Source of Water in Kiev, Ukraine

The primary source of water in Kiev is from surface water. Another source will be groundwater. Primarily surface water came from the Dnieper and Desna rivers that resulted in nontoxic after test samples. During spring, the two river samples brought about the relative decrease in the lettuce root length (by 35%, p < 0.001), where the Desna River sample reduced (by 79.1%, p < 0.001) number of microalga cells.

Locally the Kyiv Sea is a vast water reservoir found on the Dnieper River in Ukraine. In 1960-1966, they built a lake as a result of the Kyiv Hydroelectric Power Plant dam built at Vyshhorod. Mainly they are using the reservoir for hydroelectricity generation, industrial and public consumption, and irrigation.

Here Some of the Local Convenience Stores in Kiev

  • METRO Cash & Carry
  • Mega Market
  • Silpo
  • Billa
  • Shell
  • Velyka Kyshenya Ekspres
  • Мини Маркет
  • Starokiyevskiy
  • Oleksandrivsʹkyy
  • Pchiyolka
  • WOG
  • Lotok
  • Market Plus
  • Buta

Estimated Price of Bottled Water

VolumeUAHUSDEURGBP
1.5-liter ₴12.87$0.52€0.47£0.40

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