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Can You Drink Tap Water in Berat?
We don't have enough information to make a specific recommendation about the safety of drinking tap water in Berat, Albania.
However, based on information from nearby locations, the average water score in Albania is a out of 100.
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 Berat.
To see user submitted ratings of the water quality for Albania, see the "User Submitted Ratings" box on this page.
Tap Water is clean in Albania, but not when it leaves the well or directly into the taps. I recently did a survey on several villages in northern Albania and found that most people there regularly used underground tanks for their drinking water. The majority of the reservoirs and deep wells are in remote rural areas where little public infrastructure exists. Many residents rely on wells as their sole source of clean tap water.
Tap Water Quality standards in this country are relatively poor, especially in the rural areas where most people depend on wells for their drinking and cooking water. Out of every three people in the villages, two to three are expected to die of diseases related to unsafe water. Tap Water can be contaminated with heavy metals, bacteria, fungus, viruses, protozoa and other harmful microorganisms. When it comes out of the well or directly into the drinking water system, tap water poses the greatest health risks.
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The estimated price of bottled water
$0.49 in USD (1.5-liter)
USER SUBMITTED RATINGS
- Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 66% High
- Water Pollution 69% High
- Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 34% Low
- Water Quality 31% Low
The above data is comprised of subjective, user submitted opinions about the water quality and pollution in Berat, 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.