Tap Water Safety in Romania

Last Update6:05 pm, April 9, 2020

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Can you drink the tap water in Romania?

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

Tap water is generally considered safe to drink in Romania, though nearly everyone drinks bottled water: it’s cheap and available everywhere.

How do People In Romania Rate The Tap Water?

Travellers and residents of Romania 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 38% Low
  • Water Pollution 46% Moderate
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 62% High
  • Water Quality 54% 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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