Can you drink the tap water in Armenia?
In general, no.
The US Center for Disease Control's travel advisory recommends avoiding tap water and drinking bottled or disinfected water in Armenia (source).
Like all countries though, water accessibility, sanitation, and treatment vary widely from location to location, so we encourage looking for specific city information.
The tap water is generally safe as it comes directly from mountains, but you may also purchase bottled water. You can get both mineral water and spring water on almost every street corner in both rural areas and the capital.
The most commonly searched cities in Armenia are:
For a full list of cities in Armenia, scroll to the bottom of this post or click here.
World Health Organization Armenia Water Summary
The World Health Organization estimates that 99 percent of Armenia have access to drinkable tap water.
In 2000, 30% of the population had access to drinkable, tap water on site, and 95% within an accessible distance, including both rural and urban areas.
World Health Organization's 2017 Armenia Water Data
The World Health Organization data on water quality and availability throughout Armenia includes the national average, averages for urban population centers, and averages for rural areas.
|Safely Managed||A location that safe, drinkable water that is free of biological or chemical contaminants available on premise.|
|At Least Basic||Safe drinkable water is available within 30 minutes from the location|
|Limited||It would take more than 30 minutes from the location to access safe, drinkable water.|
|Year||Population in 1000s||Safely managed||At Least Basic||Limited|
What Do People In Armenia Think About The Tap Water?
Travelers and residents of Armenia 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.
|Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility||22%||Low|
|Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility||78%||High|