Tap water safety in Almaty (Kazakhstan ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฟ)

๐Ÿ‘ In general, the water may be safe to drink in Almaty.

Numbeo

According to the Numbeo water drinkability and accessibility index, tap water has a score of 62 / 100 (100 being best).

Numbeo considers this score to be "High"

Scientific reports

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Advantages of drinking (filtered) tap water

1 adult could save about 314$ per year in Almaty 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 Almaty, 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.

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Like in most countries, water quality and accessibility differs from location to location, therefore it's the best to check the information available on that place.


Tap water safety in all of Kazakhstan

World Health Organization (WHO)

According to the WHO, tap water is safe for consumption for 97% of the country.

Lonely Planet

In general, tap water is not safe to drink in Kazakhstan. Some locals do, or have filters attached to their taps, but it's best to err on the side of caution and either boil the water or buy bottled water.

Centers for disease control and prevention (CDC)

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

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