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Can You Drink Tap Water in Astana?
No, tap water is not 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 Astana.
To see user submitted ratings of the water quality for Kazakhstan, see the "User Submitted Ratings" box on this page.
You have probably heard of people who have been drinking bottled water from the bottled water dispensers in the supermarkets and such but did you also know that there is another type of bottled water in Astana Dengruk Khorkhoghstan? This is called Aset water and it is an ultra-pure water which is sold in many places around the world, in the most prestigious hotels, and in the local stores.
The reason why the government of Astana decided to get rid of tap water was due to its high concentration of fluoride and other contaminants. In fact the locals complained of headaches, stomachaches and nausea when they drank water from the fountains and such and were surprised to find out that they were drinking the same stuff as their countrymen in the cities. It is a known fact that water with high levels of chlorine is best for those who need regular showers, but for those who cannot shower every day the best option would be to get water that is clean enough to drink. That is
The estimated price of bottled water
$0.53 in USD (1.5-liter)
USER SUBMITTED RATINGS
- Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 52% Moderate
- Water Pollution 65% High
- Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 48% Moderate
- Water Quality 35% Low
The above data is comprised of subjective, user submitted opinions about the water quality and pollution in Astana, 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.