Is Kiev Tap Water Safe to Drink? (2020)

Safe to drink?yes
Passed the WHO International Standard or the EPA Standard?-
The estimated price of bottled water in USD(1.5-liter)$0.82

The tap water in Kiev, Ukraine is safe for drinking. But as always, tap water may differ in every region. Some locals will drink tap water in Kyiv/Kiev, and others choose to boil the water for about 5 minutes, and you may find water filters in their homes. In most Ukrainian cities, drinking tap water is not harmful. In Kiev, water is hard, and chlorinated, because of the treatment process. This is one of the reasons some prefer bottled water or purified water; better taste. According to Ukrainians, the water standard here is slightly stricter than EU standards.

Kiev Tap Water
St. Michael’s Golden-Domed Monaster

If you prefer bottled water, you can purchase it from any supermarket or convenience store. If you’d like even more convenience, you can order water online and have it delivered to your place. One of the biggest supermarkets in Ukraine is METRO. You can place an order on their website and choose the delivery time or schedule a delivery.

Source of Water in Kyiv, Ukraine

The primary source of water in Kyiv is surface water. Another source is groundwater. Most of the surface water used in Kyiv comes from the Dnieper and Desna rivers, and according to tested sample results, the water from these rivers is nontoxic. During spring, the two river samples brought showed relative decreases in lettuce root length (by 35%, p < 0.001), where the Desna River sample had a lower number of (by 79.1%, p < 0.001) microalga cells.

Locally known as the Kyiv Sea, this vast reservoir is found on the Dnieper River in Ukraine. Between 1960-1966, the Kyiv Hydroelectric Power Plant dam, which fills the Kiev Sea, was being built at Vyshhorod. The main uses of this reservoir are for hydroelectricity generation, industrial and public consumption, and irrigation.

Current Weather in Kiev


Some of the Convenience Stores in Kiev

Buta Convenience Stores
Buta Convenience Stores, Kyiv
  • 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

1.5-liter ₴12.87$0.52€0.47£0.40

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