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Can You Drink Tap Water in Lahore?
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 Lahore.
To see user submitted ratings of the water quality for Pakistan, see the "User Submitted Ratings" box on this page.
One of the biggest threats to human health and longevity in Pakistan is the quality of tap water. Lack of safe tap water availability can cause a host of health problems, such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Lahore is one of the cities in Pakistan which have consistently ranked high in the various World Health Organization (WHO) lists for water safety. However, despite its high ranking by the WHO, the condition of the water in many areas of Lahore is worrying. Unsafe tap water quality and excessive use of plastic bags to dispose water are some of the major causes of water-borne diseases.
There have been some improvements in the water supply in Lahore over the last few years, with the introduction of new water systems and improved water purification methods. In particular, the introduction of bottled water in restaurants and cafes has improved the tap water safety in this city. The problem with bottled water is that it lacks quality control. In most cases,
The estimated price of bottled water
$0.39 in USD (1.5-liter)
USER SUBMITTED RATINGS
- Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 58% Moderate
- Water Pollution 76% High
- Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 42% Moderate
- Water Quality 24% Low
The above data is comprised of subjective, user submitted opinions about the water quality and pollution in Lahore, 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.