Is Izmir Tap Water Safe To Drink?

Last Update11:32 pm, November 17, 2020

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$0.32 in USD (1.5-liter)

Can You Drink Tap Water in Izmir?

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 Izmir water quality.


Recently, the government of Izmir Turkey announced that it would begin testing the quality of the tap water supplied to residents. There have been questions on whether or not the water is safe to drink. In this article we are going to look at some of the reasons why people may be concerned about the quality of their water. Through this article you are provided with key facts regarding the quality of this water in Izmir Turkey.

The primary reason that there is concern regarding the quality of this water is the fact that during the past century, it has had a high number of earthquakes. Many people who live in or near areas that have experienced these quakes have become concerned that they may be connected to the drinking water in Izmir. In order to eliminate any possible connection between the earthquakes and the quality of the drinking water in Turkey, the Turkish government announced that it was going to begin a new research project into the quality of the water i

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 52% Moderate
  • Water Pollution 59% Moderate
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 48% Moderate
  • Water Quality 41% 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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