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Is Herat Tap Water Safe To Drink?

Yes! Generally Safe to Drink*

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

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Can You Drink Tap Water in Herat?

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 Herat.

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


Tap Water Herat Afghanistan has long been known as a remote area that is plagued by terrorism and poverty. However, many people have begun to realize that it also has one of the best health and safety measures in the world. As an agricultural producer it has long had to deal with issues regarding its drinking water supply. But now, after conducting its own study and having found no traces of any contaminants in its water, the government has announced that it is going to install filtration systems in all of its villages.

It''s been known for a while that Afghanistan relies on agriculture, so the issue of contaminated water was always going to be high on the agenda. There are different ways to ensure that rural areas have clean water to drink, but most people opt for the traditional method of filtering impurities through boiling or filtering with clay. These methods can take a lot of effort and even cost a lot of money, especially if you aren''t employed. But they d

The estimated price of bottled water

$0.26 in USD (1.5-liter)


Herat tap water
  • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 58% Moderate
  • Water Pollution 25% Low
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 42% Moderate
  • Water Quality 75% High

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