Is Berat Tap Water Safe To Drink?

Last Update8:35 am, November 17, 2020

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Can You Drink Tap Water in Berat?

Currently, there is no available public data about water quality in Berat. But the average water quality in Albania is 68%.

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

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Tap Water is clean in Albania, but not when it leaves the well or directly into the taps. I recently did a survey on several villages in northern Albania and found that most people there regularly used underground tanks for their drinking water. The majority of the reservoirs and deep wells are in remote rural areas where little public infrastructure exists. Many residents rely on wells as their sole source of clean tap water.

Tap Water Quality standards in this country are relatively poor, especially in the rural areas where most people depend on wells for their drinking and cooking water. Out of every three people in the villages, two to three are expected to die of diseases related to unsafe water. Tap Water can be contaminated with heavy metals, bacteria, fungus, viruses, protozoa and other harmful microorganisms. When it comes out of the well or directly into the drinking water system, tap water poses the greatest health risks.

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What Do People In Albania Think About The Tap Water?

Travelers and residents of Albania 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 14% Very Low
  • Water Pollution 32% Low
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 86% Very High
  • Water Quality 68% High

Reminder

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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