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Is Izmir 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 Izmir?

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 Izmir.

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


Recently, the government of Izmir Turkey announced that it would begin testing the quality of the tap water supplied to residents. There have been questions on whether or not the water is safe to drink. In this article we are going to look at some of the reasons why people may be concerned about the quality of their water. Through this article you are provided with key facts regarding the quality of this water in Izmir Turkey.

The primary reason that there is concern regarding the quality of this water is the fact that during the past century, it has had a high number of earthquakes. Many people who live in or near areas that have experienced these quakes have become concerned that they may be connected to the drinking water in Izmir. In order to eliminate any possible connection between the earthquakes and the quality of the drinking water in Turkey, the Turkish government announced that it was going to begin a new research project into the quality of the water i

The estimated price of bottled water

$0.32 in USD (1.5-liter)


Izmir tap water
  • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 52% Moderate
  • Water Pollution 59% Moderate
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 48% Moderate
  • Water Quality 41% Moderate

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