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Is Karachi 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 Karachi?

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 Karachi.

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


Tap Water Is No Longer Acceptable In Karachi Pakistan! The people of Karachi have long been familiar with the perils of unsafe drinking water. In fact, they have grown accustomed to living with unsafe water that comes from well, septic tanks and even baths. Karachi''s tap water is contaminated with various types of diseases, such as dysentery, cholera and diarrhea. It also contains traces of all the deadly contaminants like lead, carcinogens and pesticides.

Water has for long been a vital part of life in Pakistan. The people depend on it for their daily bread, cooking, washing and drinking. Now, even clean tap water is not safe anymore. This is because several companies in the city are not only polluting and neglecting tap water safety, but also selling it in various forms.

The water is distributed through local companies to residents through pipelines. But the companies that sell the clean water have no regulations to maintain quality of tap water. T

The estimated price of bottled water

$0.38 in USD (1.5-liter)


Karachi tap water
  • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 69% High
  • Water Pollution 84% Very High
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 31% Low
  • Water Quality 16% Very Low

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