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Is Mosul Tap Water Safe To Drink?

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LAST UPDATED: 12:53 pm, April 8, 2021

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Can You Drink Tap Water in Mosul?

We don't have enough information to make a specific recommendation about the safety of drinking tap water in Mosul, Iraq.

However, based on information from nearby locations, the average water score in Iraq is a out of 100.

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 Mosul.

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

Click here to check out the water quality for Iraq


Many questions have been asked as to whether or not you can drink tap water from Mosul Hilbert Iraq? This is a question that has been raised since the city was taken over by IS. It''s one of many that are still unanswered.

Well, the answer to that question depends on what you mean by "drinking" water. For instance, we know that the water supply has been cut off for about a month. When it is available to the people of Mosul it''s not good enough for drinking. If there were to be a shortage of water then the question would be how do you go about drinking it?

It would seem likely that you would have to get it through purification systems, as well as through water trucks that were bringing in bottled water. You might also be able to get water from the army''s water trucks. The problem is that the water is so contaminated and dangerous that you cannot drink it unless you have purification systems in place.

So where can you get this water? Wel


Mosul tap water
  • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 59% Moderate
  • Water Pollution 69% High
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 41% Moderate
  • Water Quality 31% Low

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