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Can You Drink Tap Water in Biratnagar?
Yes, tap water is 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 Biratnagar.
To see user submitted ratings of the water quality for Nepal, see the "User Submitted Ratings" box on this page.
The best way to test the purity of a tap water is to test it by itself. The sample can be made in your own home by taking a small amount from a cup and putting it in a separate container. Alternatively, you can take it to a laboratory and have it tested. Some labs offer free testing of tap water in the area.
The next step is to fill the container with tap water so that you know how much is needed. This would depend on how often you check the samples. In case you do not check the samples frequently, the sample would probably be too small for you to be able to measure its purity. You could try to get the samples tested from some other villages in the district.
Once you have a sample ready, you can take it to your local village in case you are given the sample. If this is the case, you should bring your container along. This is where you will find the laboratory, the person who will be measuring your samples, and other people. Once they are there, you can
The estimated price of bottled water
$0.26 in USD (1.5-liter)
USER SUBMITTED RATINGS
- Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 45% Moderate
- Water Pollution 50% Moderate
- Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 55% Moderate
- Water Quality 50% Moderate
The above data is comprised of subjective, user submitted opinions about the water quality and pollution in Biratnagar, 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.