Is Alanya Tap Water Safe To Drink?

Last Update11:32 pm, November 17, 2020

The estimated price of bottled water

$0.25 in USD (1.5-liter)

Can You Drink Tap Water in Alanya?

Yes, tap water is drinkable.

There was no general information available in WHO data about safely managed drinking water in Turkey. You may check the rate of travelers and residents of Alanya water quality.


"The Best Tap Water in Alanya, Turkey" is the title of a report on water quality in the town of Alanya in northern Cyprus. The report was prepared by a non-profit organization called "Greenfield International". It says that the town, which has become well-known due to the presence of the famous Alanya Lake, has a low level of contaminants in its water.

There are two lakes in Alanya. Lake Ashtamia is the most famous. The name refers to the town of Ashtamia in the city. The lake, which lies right next to the coast, is a popular spot for those who love to relax, swim, and take pictures. The water is safe for swimming as long as you avoid the area around the lake at the lowest part of the town.

Alanya lake itself, though not particularly beautiful, does have a few nice features. The most important is the "molehill". The entire area surrounding the lake is landscaped with grass, and it is surrounded by a wall, which has led to an increase in tourist visits

What Do People In Turkey Think About The Tap Water?

Travelers and residents of Turkey have rated the water quality and pollution as follows, according to subjective survey data. A score of 100% is considered very high, and a score of 0% is very low. Please be cautious that "moderate to very high" water pollution is bad and the higher the rate of water quality the better.

Tap water ratings

  • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 42% Moderate
  • Water Pollution 38% Low
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 58% Moderate
  • Water Quality 63% High


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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