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Can You Drink Tap Water in Minsk?
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 Minsk.
To see user submitted ratings of the water quality for Belarus, see the "User Submitted Ratings" box on this page.
Have you ever heard about the recent reports of contamination of tap water in Minsk, Belarus? Many people are asking how exactly such contaminants like lead and fluoride reach the tap water. If you have, you may find this story disturbing. If you haven''t, it may seem that the problem is so big that we need to save as much water as possible. This article will attempt to explain how this problem is being handled and what we can do to improve the situation.
You may not know it, but your tap water may be carrying a lot of dangerous substances. Lead is one of them. In fact, it has been found in drinking water in some parts of the country. The presence of lead in our drinking water makes it very harmful to our health. Now, there are plans to purify the water.
One option for water treatment involves using ultra violet light. Another option involves the use of UV filters. Both of these methods claim to remove contaminants and ensure good quality of tap water
The estimated price of bottled water
$0.63 in USD (1.5-liter)
USER SUBMITTED RATINGS
- Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 35% Low
- Water Pollution 41% Moderate
- Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 65% High
- Water Quality 59% Moderate
The above data is comprised of subjective, user submitted opinions about the water quality and pollution in Minsk, 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.