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Is Ankara 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 Ankara?

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 Ankara.

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


Have you ever been to Turkey or other countries in the Middle East and noticed the lack of clean fresh drinking water? The water you get from taps is no better than potable water from your home or office. In fact, some of the places that draw their water from the aquifer are so polluted that they have brought in a whole new set of standards for water safety. One problem with drinking water quality in Turkey is the high amount of drugs that are being added to it each year.

The wastewater from clinics and other establishments is not treated like the municipal water system here. This wastewater goes down into the Tigris River and upon flowing out, it picks up more drugs and other contaminants such as pharmaceuticals from fields around Turkey. In some places, they have even used diesel fuel as a cheap and readily available source of power in the pumping of the wastewater.

Many of these wastewater treatment plants use sodium hypochlorite as a means of redu

The estimated price of bottled water

$0.28 in USD (1.5-liter)


Ankara tap water
  • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 57% Moderate
  • Water Pollution 60% High
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 43% Moderate
  • Water Quality 40% Moderate

The above data is comprised of subjective, user submitted opinions about the water quality and pollution in Ankara, 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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