Is Aleppo Tap Water Safe To Drink?

Last Update11:26 pm, November 17, 2020

The estimated price of bottled water

$0.34 in USD (1.5-liter)

Can You Drink Tap Water in Aleppo?

Yes, tap water is drinkable.

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


The battle for control of the ancient city of Aleppo in northern Syria is being fought today with Russian, regime and international forces. It is not so much a battle for power as it is a battle for religion, a battle that may have devastating effects on the future of Syria, its people and the very peace that lie in the country. What is at stake? Water, food and basic infrastructure, which are all essential to the life of the people. If the water in these areas is not clean then no one can live there, much less drink the contaminated water, live or work there.

It is not easy to find out where the water comes from in this part of Syria. The water works are mostly controlled by the regime. The only factory outlets are located in the old part of town, close to the Turkish border. There is no tap water, and the water comes from a well head and boreholes in the mountains around here. The water has to be ultra pure so that it does not carry any bacteria.


What Do People In Syria Think About The Tap Water?

Travelers and residents of Syria 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 56% Moderate
  • Water Pollution 56% Moderate
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 44% Moderate
  • Water Quality 44% Moderate


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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