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Can You Drink Tap Water in Donetsk?
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 Donetsk.
To see user submitted ratings of the water quality for Ukraine, see the "User Submitted Ratings" box on this page.
You may have never heard of Tap Water Donetsk, but it''s starting to become more important for us to pay attention to what exactly our drinking water is like. After all, if the water you are drinking is unsafe, how can we know that anything other than a disaster isn''t going to happen? The reason we need to be worried about this particular region in eastern Europe is the long standing history of conflict there. Water has always been at the center of this.
First of all, if you haven''t already noticed, lots of people have lost their lives fighting over this area. This is because the water table rises so high, that the residents have to use boreholes to access it. When they drill their water hole, they hit a rock and there is a very high chance that the water is contaminated with toxic material. It may not be a lot but enough to make a huge difference around the community.
It''s a shame really, but this happens all around the world. It seems though that
The estimated price of bottled water
$0.44 in USD (1.5-liter)
USER SUBMITTED RATINGS
- Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 75% High
- Water Pollution 65% High
- Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 25% Low
- Water Quality 35% Low
The above data is comprised of subjective, user submitted opinions about the water quality and pollution in Donetsk, 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.