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Is Kabul Tap Water Safe To Drink?

Do not Drink :(

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

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Can You Drink Tap Water in Kabul?

No, tap water is not 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 Kabul.

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

Like most of the cities in Afghanistan, the quality of tap water is not good. It is believed that since the majority of inhabitants of the city are poor people who cannot afford expensive bottled water, the tap-water they drink has a very low quality. Although there are many different water delivery companies, they cannot afford to deliver high quality tap water to Afghanistan. Because of this, Afghanistan is not getting the cleanest and safest tap water available.

Water is one of the most essential necessities in daily life. Without it, you could literally die within a short time period. The government in Afghanistan should be held responsible for the alarming levels of diseases among its citizen. In order to ensure the safety of the residents of the capital city of the country, they have set up many water delivery companies throughout the city. These companies are known to deliver clean tap water on time, but still the problem of contamination is not completely s

The estimated price of bottled water

$0.37 in USD (1.5-liter)


Kabul tap water
  • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 74% High
  • Water Pollution 83% Very High
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 26% Low
  • Water Quality 17% Very Low

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