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Is Kharkiv 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 Kharkiv?

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 Kharkiv.

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


In Kharkov, Ukraine a very large number of residents rely on bottled water. It is believed that up to 90% of the population in Kharkov drink bottled water from some kind of source. Tap Water Quality standards in Kharkov however are far more stringent than those in any other region of the country. It is no secret that a lot of people in Kharkov live by the motto "better to be safe than sorry". But what does this really mean?

First, it is necessary to say that we do not recommend using tap water for cooking purposes. Using tap water for that purpose poses quite a number of risks, not least of which is that if you do not treat and purify your tap water properly you may end up with raw sewage. There are many ways in which you can protect yourself against the threat of raw sewage but it is important to state that for general safety, it is absolutely essential to treat your tap water. If you are not sure how to proceed, ask for advice from one of the local specialists.

The estimated price of bottled water

$0.47 in USD (1.5-liter)


Kharkiv tap water
  • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 54% Moderate
  • Water Pollution 59% Moderate
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 46% Moderate
  • Water Quality 41% Moderate

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