Tap Water Safety in Montenegro

Last Update6:09 pm, April 9, 2020

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Can you drink the tap water in Montenegro?

The US Center for Disease Control's travel advisory recommends avoiding tap water and drinking bottled or disinfected water in Montenegro (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 Montenegro think about the tap water?

As a general rule, tap water is drinkable in Montenegro but there can be problems. For instance, it’s advisable not to drink the water in Herceg Novi in May as they close off and clean the pipes from the main reservoir (in Croatia) and revert to a local reservoir. Bottled water is cheap and readily available.

How do People In Montenegro Rate The Tap Water?

Travellers and residents of Montenegro 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 25% Low
  • Water Pollution 38% Low
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 75% High
  • Water Quality 62% 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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