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Is Meerut 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 Meerut?

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 Meerut.

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


Since last few years, I have been getting many phone calls from my friend residing in India. He has bought bottled water from many brands; however, the quality of water from these brands is not at par with the water provided by our local municipal supply (the only source available there). He tried to explain to me that the municipal supply is very old and the contamination level is very high. Since I am based in the west, the quality of water I receive is of no importance.

My friend was very irritated when I told him that the quality of tap water available in India is far better than most bottled waters available here. I explained that the reason for this is that most of the water purification plants here are run by the local government, which do not have enough budget for maintaining a huge water purification plant. What they have available is old and outdated filters. They simply sell them to us as tap water purification system. Therefore, the water coming from

The estimated price of bottled water

$0.38 in USD (1.5-liter)


Meerut tap water
  • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 61% High
  • Water Pollution 77% High
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 39% Low
  • Water Quality 23% Low

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