Tap water safety in Tashkent (Uzbekistan ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฟ)

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

Numbeo

According to the Numbeo water drinkability and accessibility index, tap water has a score of 70 / 100 (100 being best).

Numbeo considers this score to be "High"

Scientific reports

We are working on providing you with scientific reports about the water quality in Tashkent, if you know a reliable source for that feel free to shoot us a message in the chat below!

Advantages of drinking (filtered) tap water

1 adult could save about 183$ per year in Tashkent 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 Tashkent, 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 Uzbekistan

World Health Organization (WHO)

According to the WHO, tap water is safe for consumption for 90% of the country.

There is a divide between rural and urban areas, tap water is safe to drink in 92% of urban areas, while it's only safe to drink in 88% of rural areas.

Lonely Planet

Tap water in Uzbekistan isn't safe to drink, especially in Karakalpakstan. Bottled water is available cheaply everywhere. Long-term visitors should bring a filter.

Centers for disease control and prevention (CDC)

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

Explore other countries in Asia