Tap Water Safety in Armenia

Last UpdateApril 8, 2021 12:53 pm

How do People In Armenia Rate The Tap Water?

Travellers and residents of Armenia 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 22% Low
  • Water Pollution 35% Low
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 78% High
  • Water Quality 66% High

Can you drink the tap water in Armenia?

The US Center for Disease Control's travel advisory recommends avoiding tap water and drinking bottled or disinfected water in Armenia (source). Like all countries though, water accessibility, sanitation, and treatment vary widely from location to location, so we encourage looking for specific city information.


The tap water is generally safe as it comes directly from mountains, but you may also purchase bottled water. You can get both mineral water and spring water on almost every street corner in both rural areas and the capital.


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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