Tap Water Safety in North Macedonia

Last Update6:16 pm, April 9, 2020

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Can you drink the tap water in North Macedonia?

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

Tap water is generally safe to drink in North Macedonia (you’ll see plenty of public fountains around Skopje and in rural villages), but check with locals before filling up your water bottle, just to be on the safe side.

How do People In North Macedonia Rate The Tap Water?

Travellers and residents of North Macedonia 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 43% Moderate
  • Water Pollution 51% Moderate
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 57% Moderate
  • Water Quality 49% Moderate

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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