Tap water safety in Mashhad (Iran ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ท)

๐Ÿ‘Ž In general, the water in Mashhad is not safe to drink.

Numbeo

According to the Numbeo water drinkability and accessibility index, tap water has a score of 50 / 100 (100 being best).

Numbeo considers this score to be "Moderate"

Scientific reports

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Advantages of drinking (filtered) tap water

1 adult could save about 307$ per year in Mashhad by drinking tap water instead of buying bottled water.

๐Ÿณ Drinking tap water would also help with reducing your plastic footprint and improve environmental pollution.

Warning

Even though drinking water might be considered safe, if you plan to travel to Mashhad, consider talking to your local contact to verify that. Old pipes could be leaking toxic material or water in that specific country could contain heavy metals or bacteria.

Tap water safety in all of Iran

World Health Organization (WHO)

According to the WHO, tap water is safe for consumption for 92% of the country.

There is a divide between rural and urban areas, tap water is safe to drink in 95% of urban areas, while it's only safe to drink in 84% of rural areas.

Lonely Planet

Tap water is safe to drink in most of Iran, though many travellers stick to bottled water, which is widely available. Do not drink water from rivers or lakes as this may contain bacteria or viruses that can cause diarrhoea or vomiting.

Centers for disease control and prevention (CDC)

According to the CDC tap water is generally not safe for consumption.

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