Is Sterlitamak Tap Water Safe To Drink?

Last Update3:32 am, February 4, 2021

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Can You Drink Tap Water in Sterlitamak?

Currently, there is no available public data about water quality in Sterlitamak. But the average water quality in Russia is 68%.

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

The tap water in Sterlitamak, Russia, is safe to drink. The MUP “Mezhraykommunvodokanal” reminded everyone that seasonal inconveniences are associated with the appearance of signs of turbidity in the drinking water source. Water acquires a yellowish color due to finely dispersed suspension precipitates after boiling and settling, which does not harm human health.

Water utility(Vodokanal)is taking all possible measures to reduce the turbidity concentration in drinking water by regulating the flows of other water intakes while continually monitoring drinking water quality. The enterprise’s laboratory increased the frequency sampling of turbidity control. The water adheres to the demands of sanitary standards and rules.

Surface water of the Belaya River is the primary source of water in Sterlitamak, Russia. The Municipality calculated seasonal and random components of the water content for numerous substances. It showed that their water content has a seasonal dependence on some substances due to the season of the year. This confirms its natural origin. The entry of substances toward the river for which there is no seasonal connection is connected with human anthropogenic activity. The results gained in the study of water quality indicators of the Belaya River in the cross-section near Sterlitamak can improve water treatment efficiency.

Another source is from the wastewater treatment plant. Wastewater treatment is a system of engineering facilities for wastewater extraction from residents to treatment systems. It is no less notable than the water supply. The water that originates from the treatment plant is suitable to reuse for industry and agriculture. These methods are known as drainless or close-ended disposal systems.

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 14% Very Low
  • Water Pollution 32% Low
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 86% Very High
  • Water Quality 68% 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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