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Is Murmansk 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 Murmansk?

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 Murmansk.

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


Tap Water Murmansk is situated in the very north of Russia. It is a resort town and the capital of Chechnya and has a population of over 2 million people. This is the largest city in Chechnya located on the river Vologodina, with many other towns and villages being built along the river''s banks.

The water that reaches Murmansk is produced by hydro-electric power stations, which are powered by coal. The factories produce fuel for electricity and also manufacture a number of chemicals for a number of industrial uses. These chemicals may include detergents and chlorine for disinfection purposes. The water is highly chlorinated as it has to pass through a number of steps before it reaches your taps, first it has to go through a series of filters known as primary filters. It then has to undergo a second filter known as secondary filters.

This water has to be chlorinated again, then treated further in a chemical factory before it reaches the consumer. Many

The estimated price of bottled water

$0.41 in USD (1.5-liter)


Murmansk tap water
  • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 17% Very Low
  • Water Pollution 33% Low
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 83% Very High
  • Water Quality 67% High

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