Tap Water Safety in Moldova

Last UpdateApril 8, 2021 12:53 pm

How do People In Moldova Rate The Tap Water?

Travellers and residents of Moldova 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 54% Moderate
  • Water Pollution 63% High
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 46% Moderate
  • Water Quality 37% Low

Can you drink the tap water in Moldova?

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

What do people in Moldova think about the tap water?

The tap water in Moldova is generally OK to drink, but it’s always better to be safe than sorry and bring your own water bottle, which you can usually fill with purified water for free at hotels and restaurants.


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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