Is Klaipeda Tap Water Safe To Drink?

Last Update10:06 am, November 17, 2020

The estimated price of bottled water

$0.73 in USD (1.5-liter)

Can You Drink Tap Water in Klaipeda?

Yes, tap water is drinkable.

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


The waters of the Laptev Sea have been tainted by radioactive contamination from Russia. It was discovered in 2020 that Klaipeda Lithuanian nuclear power plant had contaminated water, leading to a rise in sickness and death. Today, Lithuania has introduced new laws to ensure that all its public water systems are cleaned up.

It has been established that more than one hundred thousand people are affected by contaminated Klaipeda Lithuanian water. Hundreds of families in Klaipeda Lithuanian municipality were evacuated after the first case of contaminated water was discovered in July 2020. Since then, there have been numerous reports of sickness. In spite of the fact that the main cause of the contamination is unknown, all contaminated water has been brought out of use.

There was a large number of complaints made against the company that supplied water to the Klaipeda municipality. The company that supplied the contaminated water has since been closed dow

What Do People In Lithuania Think About The Tap Water?

Travelers and residents of Lithuania 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 17% Very Low
  • Water Pollution 28% Low
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 83% Very High
  • Water Quality 72% High


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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