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Is Aleppo Tap Water Safe To Drink?

Yes! Generally Safe to Drink*

LAST UPDATED: 12:53 pm, April 8, 2021

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Can You Drink Tap Water in Aleppo?

Yes, tap water is drinkable.

Tap Safe includes data from many publicly available sources, including the WHO (World Health Organization), CDC (Center for Disease Control), and user submitted databases, but unfortunately there's not enough data about Aleppo.

To see user submitted ratings of the water quality for Syria, see the "User Submitted Ratings" box on this page.


The battle for control of the ancient city of Aleppo in northern Syria is being fought today with Russian, regime and international forces. It is not so much a battle for power as it is a battle for religion, a battle that may have devastating effects on the future of Syria, its people and the very peace that lie in the country. What is at stake? Water, food and basic infrastructure, which are all essential to the life of the people. If the water in these areas is not clean then no one can live there, much less drink the contaminated water, live or work there.

It is not easy to find out where the water comes from in this part of Syria. The water works are mostly controlled by the regime. The only factory outlets are located in the old part of town, close to the Turkish border. There is no tap water, and the water comes from a well head and boreholes in the mountains around here. The water has to be ultra pure so that it does not carry any bacteria.


The estimated price of bottled water

$0.34 in USD (1.5-liter)


Aleppo tap water
  • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 56% Moderate
  • Water Pollution 56% Moderate
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 44% Moderate
  • Water Quality 44% Moderate

The above data is comprised of subjective, user submitted opinions about the water quality and pollution in Aleppo, measured on a scale from 0% (lowest) to 100% (highest).

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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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