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Is Irkutsk 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 Irkutsk?

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 Irkutsk.

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


The tap water in the city of Irkutsk in the Russian province of Sakha Republic is very bad and contaminated. This town is one of the largest cities in the Sakha Republic with a population of around six million people and is situated on the river of the same name, which flows through Irkutsk.

There are many ways to go about making your way around Irkutsk, but it is strongly advised that you rent a car for the journey. There are many tourists who hire taxis and never venture out. However, the journey is an important one and it makes sense to have a car so that you can have a much easier and enjoyable experience. Getting around will not be an issue, since there are plenty of tourist spots located in the vicinity of Irkutsk.

The city of Irkutsk is a cosmopolitan city that has a number of tourist attractions. The main city area is filled with numerous restaurants, shops, bars, nightclubs and other places of business. The city has one of the most active nig

The estimated price of bottled water

$0.73 in USD (1.5-liter)


Irkutsk tap water
  • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 18% Very Low
  • Water Pollution 43% Moderate
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 82% Very High
  • Water Quality 57% Moderate

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