Is Kaliningrad Tap Water Safe To Drink?

Last Update11:14 pm, November 17, 2020

The estimated price of bottled water

$0.51 in USD (1.5-liter)

Can You Drink Tap Water in Kaliningrad?

Yes, tap water is drinkable.

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


Is it safe to drink tap water in Kaliningrad? The answer is most definitely "No". The Russian authorities have long known that the quality of the water supply is very poor, but have not taken any drastic measures to improve the situation. The main reason for this is fear of an international terrorist attack and concern over losing the Kaliningrad region to the west.

Tap Water in Kaliningrad is similar to bottled water that you purchase in stores. It is frequently filled from taps located in houses and apartments. Even the bottles that are labeled as "pasteurized" do not meet acceptable standards when they are delivered to homes, and many believe that it is best to avoid drinking tap water at all.

Tap Water Safety in Kaliningrad, Russia, appears to have faded somewhat over the past few years. There was a brief scare several years ago when a chemical called triclosan leaked from a factory. This chemical has been linked to cancer and is banned in many co

What Do People In Russia Think About The Tap Water?

Travelers and residents of Russia 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 58% Moderate
  • Water Pollution 56% Moderate
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 42% 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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