Tap Water Safety in Latvia

Last Update9:30 pm, May 8, 2020

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Can you drink the tap water in Latvia?

The US Center for Disease Control's travel advisory recommends avoiding tap water and drinking bottled or disinfected water in Latvia (source). Like all countries though, water accessibility, sanitation, and treatment vary widely from location to location, so we encourage looking for specific city information.

What do people in Latvia think about the tap water?

While teeth brushing is fine, it is recommended to avoid water straight from the tap in Latvia; boil or filter before drinking, or purchase it bottled.

Wikitravel

Tap water is safe to drink; however, most locals prefer to boil it before drinking. Purchasing bottled water is an alternative.

How do People In Latvia Rate The Tap Water?

Travellers and residents of Latvia 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 24% Low
  • Water Pollution 30% Low
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 76% High
  • Water Quality 70% High

Reminder

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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