Tap Water Safety in Uzbekistan

Last Update10:15 pm, May 8, 2020

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Can you drink the tap water in Uzbekistan?

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

Tap water in Uzbekistan isn’t safe to drink, especially in Karakalpakstan. Bottled water is available cheaply everywhere. Long-term visitors should bring a filter.

Wikitravel

Visitors should consider tap water to be unsafe to drink in regions, while in capital of Uzbekistan the water is safe for drinking. In any case drinking bottled water is advised.

How do People In Uzbekistan Rate The Tap Water?

Travellers and residents of Uzbekistan 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 28% Low
  • Water Pollution 43% Moderate
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 72% High
  • Water Quality 57% 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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