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Is Shiraz Tap Water Safe To Drink?

Yes! Generally Safe to Drink*

LAST UPDATED: 12:53 pm, April 8, 2021

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Can You Drink Tap Water in Shiraz?

Yes, tap water is drinkable.

Tap Safe includes data from many publicly available sources, including the WHO (World Health Organization), CDC (Center for Disease Control), and user submitted databases, but unfortunately there's not enough data about Shiraz.

To see user submitted ratings of the water quality for Iran, see the "User Submitted Ratings" box on this page.


What is the answer to the question can you drink tap water in Shiraz, Iran? This is one of the most popular queries I get from travelers to Iran. If you are planning a trip to this beautiful country, you should know how safe the water is and what is safe for consumption.

The answer to this question is that you cannot drink tap water in Iran. You should never drink from this source because there is always a chance that the water you are drinking is contaminated with heavy metals such as lead, arsenic and mercury. In addition, there is also a big chance that it may contain bacteria and viruses.

There are no government regulations in place to regulate the amount of contaminants in water that is stored in this country. All that the government can do is to offer guidelines on what you need to do if you want to drink clean water.

The water from the municipal supply is not safe to drink because of the contamination it carries. The municipality

The estimated price of bottled water

$0.38 in USD (1.5-liter)


Shiraz tap water
  • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 40% Moderate
  • Water Pollution 50% Moderate
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 60% High
  • Water Quality 50% Moderate

The above data is comprised of subjective, user submitted opinions about the water quality and pollution in Shiraz, measured on a scale from 0% (lowest) to 100% (highest).

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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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