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Can You Drink Tap Water in Dehradun?
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 Dehradun.
To see user submitted ratings of the water quality for India, see the "User Submitted Ratings" box on this page.
A recent article in Dehradun Aaditya (The Dehradun Adititute) pointed out the fact that people in the hill town of Dehradun are drinking the same contaminated groundwater as people in Rajasthan. Can you drink tap water from Dehradun AadityIndia? The answer is yes. And no. Yes, you can drink the water; no, you can''t.
The newspaper report claimed that there was no doubt that the water supplied by the local water tank company was contaminated with toxic substances, and that it could not be considered to be safe. The authorities in Rajasthan also concur. "It has been found that these chemicals are present in the water supplies and have the potential to cause serious health problems, especially in children," a senior official in Rajasthan told the India Today newspaper. "So, no one in the state can drink tap water," he added. Another official in the state''s environment department stated that the water tank company "has no records for the source of these contaminants.
The estimated price of bottled water
$0.42 in USD (1.5-liter)
USER SUBMITTED RATINGS
- Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 47% Moderate
- Water Pollution 65% High
- Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 53% Moderate
- Water Quality 35% Low
The above data is comprised of subjective, user submitted opinions about the water quality and pollution in Dehradun, 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.