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Is Mersin 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 Mersin?

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 Mersin.

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


Mersin, a city in northern Turkey, is located in the province of Lycia. It is also one of the most popular tourist destinations for those in Lycia and other parts of the world. In fact, it is one of the safest destinations in the world for travel through underground pipes because of the high quality and purity of the water. If you are traveling to Mersin, Turkey, there are several things you should keep in mind when traveling through these pipes. These include the quality of the water, its safety and your health.

Mersin has a very clean and pure drinking water supply, which is why it is a popular destination for tourists traveling to Lycia, Marmaris or other destinations. The city of Mersin was recognized by the World Health Organization as one of the "Prevention Sites for Drinking Water Contaminants". All of the city''s tap water contains at least one trombone carcinogen, lead. Other common contaminants include hydroquinone, lindane, atrazine and alachlor.

The estimated price of bottled water

$0.32 in USD (1.5-liter)


Mersin tap water
  • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 8% Very Low
  • Water Pollution 17% Very Low
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 92% Very High
  • Water Quality 83% Very High

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