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Is Baku 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 Baku?

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 Baku.

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


In an effort to provide their residents with cleaner drinking water, many countries including the United States have imposed sanctions on those nations that allow the use of tap-water treatment systems. However, the United States has not yet sanctioned the same and therefore allows citizens to use tap-water treatment systems on their own.

The main source of water in Baku, Azerbaijan is the spring-fed rivers and canals that provide the city with a steady stream of water. The water enters the city via canals that connect these sources of water to the reservoir at the city''s sewage treatment plant. This process does remove some of the contaminants from the water that the water enters the country through.

Although the city''s sewage treatment plant has many facilities in place for water purification, the city still needs to rely on using the canals to ensure that the treated water enters the public. In addition, many citizens prefer to use bottled water

The estimated price of bottled water

$0.48 in USD (1.5-liter)


Baku tap water
  • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 64% High
  • Water Pollution 70% High
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 36% Low
  • Water Quality 30% Low

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