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Is Baghdad Tap Water Safe To Drink?

Do not Drink :(

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

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Can You Drink Tap Water in Baghdad?

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 Baghdad.

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


If you have never used tap water in Iraq, let alone drank it, you should. Iraq has one of the highest rates of water-borne illnesses in the world, and it just gets worse. The recently-imposed sanctions on Iraq by the United Nations need to be stepped up and increased. In the mean time, though, you can follow these easy steps to ensure that your family''s water is as healthy as possible.

Tap water in Iraq is not safe. It might not be from the tap, but it is coming from the same faucet you get your shampoo from. Iraq''s water supply is deteriorating day by day as the war grinds on, and the country is in dire straights financially. There simply isn''t enough money to pay for the basic infrastructure needs of the government or for utilities, which is leading to problems with the quality of tap water.

Do you know where your water comes from? If not, you are one of the few Americans in a position to demand that Iraq take steps to improve its water safety. I

The estimated price of bottled water

$0.66 in USD (1.5-liter)


Baghdad tap water
  • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 80% Very High
  • Water Pollution 74% High
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 20% Low
  • Water Quality 26% Low

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