Is Chisinau Tap Water Safe To Drink?

Last Update10:16 am, November 17, 2020

The estimated price of bottled water

$0.66 in USD (1.5-liter)

Can You Drink Tap Water in Chisinau?

No, tap water is not drinkable.

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


Have you ever tried to purchase Chisinau Moldova bottled water? If not, maybe you should. Chisinau is located on the eastern part of the former Yugoslavia (Serbia & Croatia). It was chosen as the place where the bottling company got the ideal place for the production of its water.

The first and most obvious question that arises is "Why should we even worry about Chisinau drinking water?". It is true that the quality of the Chisinau city water is quite high, as it is usually supplied by hydro-electric power plants. However, this does not mean that the quality of the Chisinau water will be the same whenever we turn on our tap water. Just think about it - what do we really mean when we say ''quality''? How can we define a certain quality in something as pure as water?

The fact that the Chisinau area has a low population (around 2 million inhabitants) and that most of the inhabitants of Chisinau are Christians (in fact over eighty percent are), make this

What Do People In Moldova Think About The Tap Water?

Travelers and residents of Moldova 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 53% Moderate
  • Water Pollution 61% High
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 47% Moderate
  • Water Quality 39% 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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