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Can You Drink Tap Water in Jalalabad?
We don't have enough information to make a specific recommendation about the safety of drinking tap water in Jalalabad, Afghanistan.
However, based on information from nearby locations, the average water score in Afghanistan is a out of 100.
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 Jalalabad.
To see user submitted ratings of the water quality for Afghanistan, see the "User Submitted Ratings" box on this page.
The importance of Tap Water Quality and the need to take it seriously is evident in the response of the Afghan government after an influx of foreign tourists and contractors brought a sudden increase in the construction of treatment centers, garbage dumps, and other sources of unclean water. A report by an international agency on water governance detailed many of the problems, including inadequate supply and transmission of safe drinking water, lack of access to safe-water resources for domestic use, and inadequate treatment and waste disposal methods. The organization recommended that immediate steps be taken to improve the quality and quantity of Tap Water available to Afghan residents. The government has promised to do this, but as yet, progress has been slow.
It is believed that the insecurity of the country''s borders has contributed to poor Tap Water Quality. Since October 2020, al Qaeda has fired over a dozen rockets into Pakistan along the mountainous bord
The estimated price of bottled water
$0.32 in USD (1.5-liter)
USER SUBMITTED RATINGS
- Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 73% High
- Water Pollution 77% High
- Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 27% Low
- Water Quality 23% Low
The above data is comprised of subjective, user submitted opinions about the water quality and pollution in Jalalabad, 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.