Tap Water Safety in Ukraine

Can you drink the tap water in Ukraine?

In general, no.

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

Drinking tap water is not recommended anywhere in Ukraine. Bottled water is cheap and comes both still and fizzy.

Wikitravel

Do not drink tap water. Major reason of this is that water in many regions is disinfected using chlorine for desinfection, so taste is horrible. Whenever possible buy bottled water, which is widely available and has good quality.

The most commonly searched cities in Ukraine are:

For a full list of cities in Ukraine, scroll to the bottom of this post or click here.

World Health Organization Ukraine Water Summary

The World Health Organization estimates that 94 percent of Ukraine have access to drinkable tap water.

In 2000, 66% of the population had access to drinkable, tap water on site, and 98% within an accessible distance, including both rural and urban areas.

World Health Organization's 2017 Ukraine Water Data

The World Health Organization data on water quality and availability throughout Ukraine includes the national average, averages for urban population centers, and averages for rural areas.

DataDescription
Safely ManagedA location that safe, drinkable water that is free of biological or chemical contaminants available on premise.
At Least BasicSafe drinkable water is available within 30 minutes from the location
LimitedIt would take more than 30 minutes from the location to access safe, drinkable water.
YearPopulation in 1000sSafely managedAt Least BasicLimited
National
20004884066%98%1%
20174422392%94%6%
Rural
200016117-95%1%
201713709-99%1%
Urban
200032723-99%1%
201730514-91%8%

What Do People In Ukraine Think About The Tap Water?

Travelers and residents of Ukraine 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.

DescriptionScoreRating
Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility58%Moderate
Water Pollution61%Moderate
Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility42%Moderate
Water Quality39%Moderate

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