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Can You Drink Tap Water in Gaziantep?
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 Gaziantep.
To see user submitted ratings of the water quality for Turkey, see the "User Submitted Ratings" box on this page.
It has long been known that the quality of tap water in Turkey is far from perfect. There have been many cases of individuals contracting diseases such as typhoid and cholera after consuming tainted water. The recent outbreaks of these illnesses have caused alarm not only for travelers planning to travel to Turkey, but also for those who are considering using public water systems to fill their homes.
Tap water in the United States is often "confused" with what comes from nature. It is often the source of municipal sewage that is heavily processed and contains many harmful chemicals and contaminants. These impurities are then sent on to the wastewater treatment plant, where treatment methods include chlorine to kill bacteria, and other heavy chemicals to break down the remaining impurities. These chemicals can irritate eyes, skin, and mucous membranes, and they can also cause respiratory problems, such as asthma and other respiratory ailments. To make matters worse
The estimated price of bottled water
$0.27 in USD (1.5-liter)
USER SUBMITTED RATINGS
- Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 13% Very Low
- Water Pollution 25% Low
- Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 88% Very High
- Water Quality 75% High
The above data is comprised of subjective, user submitted opinions about the water quality and pollution in Gaziantep, 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.