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Can You Drink Tap Water in Basra?
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 Basra.
To see user submitted ratings of the water quality for Iraq, see the "User Submitted Ratings" box on this page.
The estimated price of bottled water
$0.63 in USD (1.5-liter)
USER SUBMITTED RATINGS
- Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 69% High
- Water Pollution 73% High
- Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 31% Low
- Water Quality 27% Low
The above data is comprised of subjective, user submitted opinions about the water quality and pollution in Basra, 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.