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Can You Drink Tap Water in Ashgabat?
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 Ashgabat.
To see user submitted ratings of the water quality for Turkmenistan, see the "User Submitted Ratings" box on this page.
Do you know what the impact of drinking tap water in Ashgabat will have on your health? The most important thing you need to know about the quality of tap water in Ashgabat is this: it is very unsafe for human consumption. Even though drinking tap water may be deemed safe, when you go to Ashgabat, be sure to ask your hotel reception if they are using any filtration system for the water that is provided to you. Also be aware that the water will have an unpleasant taste and color, due to minerals that are naturally present in the water.
What kind of effect will drink this kind of water have on you? First, you will likely become physically ill because of the inordinately high level of impurities in the water. If you end up drinking contaminated water, you will become seriously ill. These illnesses will include diarrhea, vomiting, and nausea.
Secondly, you will become very ill mentally. You will realize that you are not able to concentrate properly on your
The estimated price of bottled water
$0.95 in USD (1.5-liter)
USER SUBMITTED RATINGS
- Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 33% Low
- Water Pollution 36% Low
- Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 67% High
- Water Quality 64% High
The above data is comprised of subjective, user submitted opinions about the water quality and pollution in Ashgabat, 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.