Is Baghdad Tap Water Safe To Drink?

Last Update9:53 am, November 17, 2020

The estimated price of bottled water

$0.66 in USD (1.5-liter)

Can You Drink Tap Water in Baghdad?

No, tap water is not drinkable.

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


If you have never used tap water in Iraq, let alone drank it, you should. Iraq has one of the highest rates of water-borne illnesses in the world, and it just gets worse. The recently-imposed sanctions on Iraq by the United Nations need to be stepped up and increased. In the mean time, though, you can follow these easy steps to ensure that your family''s water is as healthy as possible.

Tap water in Iraq is not safe. It might not be from the tap, but it is coming from the same faucet you get your shampoo from. Iraq''s water supply is deteriorating day by day as the war grinds on, and the country is in dire straights financially. There simply isn''t enough money to pay for the basic infrastructure needs of the government or for utilities, which is leading to problems with the quality of tap water.

Do you know where your water comes from? If not, you are one of the few Americans in a position to demand that Iraq take steps to improve its water safety. I

What Do People In Iraq Think About The Tap Water?

Travelers and residents of Iraq 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 80% Very High
  • Water Pollution 74% High
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 20% Low
  • Water Quality 26% Low


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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