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Is Blagoveshchensk Tap Water Safe To Drink?

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

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Can You Drink Tap Water in Blagoveshchensk?

We don't have enough information to make a specific recommendation about the safety of drinking tap water in Blagoveshchensk, Russia.

However, based on information from nearby locations, the average water score in Russia 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 Blagoveshchensk.

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

Click here to check out the water quality for Russia


This article is a follow-up to "Tainted by Tap Water in Russia," a piece that appeared in the February 2020 issue of the San Francisco Bay Guardian. We''ll take a look at some of the other countries that have been targeted as well as what can be done to reduce the impact.

As a reminder, the story started with a visit to the Russian city of Blagoveshchensk by the investigative reporter Richard Black. In the article, he outlined how many homes in the area had been "abandoned" by authorities because of contamination from their drinking supply.

After conducting his investigation, Black traveled to Bulgaria, Moldova, Romania, Moldova, Ukraine, and Belarus. There, he found that some of the sources from which his drinking water came were even worse.

The source for his water was a river named "Titushko." Black says he was told that there was absolutely no risk to his health. So why did he go back to the same city? The answer is pretty simple.


Blagoveshchensk tap water
  • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 45% Moderate
  • Water Pollution 53% Moderate
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 55% Moderate
  • Water Quality 47% Moderate

The above data is comprised of subjective, user submitted opinions about the water quality and pollution in Blagoveshchensk, measured on a scale from 0% (lowest) to 100% (highest).

Related FAQS


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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