Tap Water Safety in Turkmenistan

Last Update10:11 pm, May 8, 2020

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Can you drink the tap water in Turkmenistan?

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

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Avoid drinking tap water. Tap Water in Turkmenistan is known to contain traces of toxic metals, and this can cause long-term health problems.

How do People In Turkmenistan Rate The Tap Water?

Travellers and residents of Turkmenistan 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 33% Low
  • Water Pollution 33% Low
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 68% High
  • Water Quality 68% 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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