Tap Water Safety in Georgia

Can you drink the tap water in Georgia?

In general, no.

The US Center for Disease Control's travel advisory recommends avoiding tap water and drinking bottled or disinfected water in Georgia (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 most commonly searched cities in Georgia are:

For a full list of cities in Georgia, scroll to the bottom of this post or click here.

World Health Organization Georgia Water Summary

The World Health Organization estimates that 98 percent of Georgia have access to drinkable tap water.

In 2000, 75% of the population had access to drinkable, tap water on site, and 93% within an accessible distance, including both rural and urban areas.

World Health Organization's 2017 Georgia Water Data

The World Health Organization data on water quality and availability throughout Georgia includes the national average, averages for urban population centers, and averages for rural areas.

Safely ManagedA location that safe, drinkable water that is free of biological or chemical contaminants available on premise.
At Least BasicSafe drinkable water is available within 30 minutes from the location
LimitedIt would take more than 30 minutes from the location to access safe, drinkable water.
YearPopulation in 1000sSafely managedAt Least BasicLimited

What Do People In Georgia Think About The Tap Water?

Travelers and residents of Georgia 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 Inaccessibility30%Moderate
Water Pollution48%Moderate
Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility70%High
Water Quality52%Moderate

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