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Can You Drink Tap Water in An Najaf?
We don't have enough information to make a specific recommendation about the safety of drinking tap water in An Najaf, Iraq.
However, based on information from nearby locations, the average water score in Iraq is a out of 100.
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 An Najaf.
To see user submitted ratings of the water quality for Iraq, see the "User Submitted Ratings" box on this page.
A group of soldiers from the US Army were in Najaf Iraq last week and they asked me what I thought about tap water. They said that they had been told that they needed to drink bottled water because it was contaminated with the "black dirt" (as in "mud"), a by-product of the Iraq War, which they called "dirt water". I was not sure what the US Army was talking about, but I decided to take a look.
I went to the municipal water treatment plant and was surprised to see that they were treating the water for the Najaf Iraq War effort. There were no major problems there. I asked why, and was told that it was a very difficult job and that they needed help. The plant director was nice, and he said that he knew that they needed help. So I told him what the soldiers had told me and he seemed pleased that someone was talking about it.
Well, when I returned home and checked up on the guys who had been in the army, I was really amazed to learn that the treatment plan
The estimated price of bottled water
$0.66 in USD (1.5-liter)
USER SUBMITTED RATINGS
- Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 59% Moderate
- Water Pollution 69% High
- Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 41% Moderate
- Water Quality 31% Low
The above data is comprised of subjective, user submitted opinions about the water quality and pollution in An Najaf, measured on a scale from 0% (lowest) to 100% (highest).
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.