Tap Water Safety in Ukraine

Last Update10:13 pm, May 8, 2020

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Can you drink the tap water in Ukraine?

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.

How do People In Ukraine Rate The Tap Water?

Travellers 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.

Tap water ratings

  • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 58% Moderate
  • Water Pollution 61% High
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 42% Moderate
  • Water Quality 39% Low

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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