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Can You Drink Tap Water in Kanpur?
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 Kanpur.
To see user submitted ratings of the water quality for India, see the "User Submitted Ratings" box on this page.
What is the difference between bottled and tap water? In most of the towns and cities in India, water from natural sources like streams and lakes is treated and disinfected before it is transported to your homes. The treated water is usually sold at the market price for consumption as well. Bottled water is not always that clean and is often unsafe for consumption.
It is not that bottled water is unsafe for consumption. If you drink bottled water in Kanpur, you need not worry. You have the right to choose the product.
According to the Health and Family Welfare Department, the National Consumer Dispensary Order (NCDO) specifies that the manufacturers should provide certified water as well as certified tap water to consumers in the country. The manufacturers are to ensure that the water that is supplied meets the specified standards of health and safety. According to the NCDO Order, manufacturers must provide samples of water to customers and inform them
The estimated price of bottled water
$0.39 in USD (1.5-liter)
USER SUBMITTED RATINGS
- Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 64% High
- Water Pollution 75% High
- Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 36% Low
- Water Quality 25% Low
The above data is comprised of subjective, user submitted opinions about the water quality and pollution in Kanpur, 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.