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Is Chelyabinsk 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 Chelyabinsk?

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 Chelyabinsk.

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

The Chelyabinsk region of Russia has supplied the world with some of its most popular and tasty beverages for centuries. One of the most famous of these is called "Golf sherry", which tastes delicious as it is made from 100% traditional ingredients. Unfortunately, some of the bottles of this sherry have been found to contain harmful levels of lead. The problem was caused by the excessive amounts of copper that had been mixed into the drink, which is normally used in the production of this specific brand of wine.

The metals contained in bottled Chelyabinsk are extremely toxic. It is very important that you do not purchase any Chelyabinsk bottled water or soft drinks for consumption. However, if you are planning a holiday to Chelyabinsk, or are planning an event there, it is important to understand that the level of poisoning in the city is far less than at other tourist destinations around Europe and America. This has been confirmed by a recent report prepared by an


Chelyabinsk has had a reputation as the most contaminated city in the world due to it's proximity to the Mayak complex for some time. However, travellers should not find it any different to other Russian cities, air quality is reasonable and a few weeks or less here should cause no harm. If you want more detailed information about radiation effects, you should consult your doctor for further advice.Tap water is not recommended, drink bottled water and make sure it's sealed. Don't eat berries from roadsides etc, stick to freshly baked or packaged goods.

The estimated price of bottled water

$0.51 in USD (1.5-liter)


Chelyabinsk tap water
  • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 63% High
  • Water Pollution 72% High
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 38% Low
  • Water Quality 28% Low

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