The estimated price of bottled water
$0.56 in USD (1.5-liter)
Tap water ratings
- Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility
- Water Pollution
- Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility
- Water Quality
Can You Drink Tap Water in Bamako?
No, tap water is not drinkable.
There was no general information available in WHO data about safely managed drinking water in Mali. You may check the rate of travelers and residents of Bamako water quality.
If you go gradually (doni doni) you'll be able to drink Bamako's quite chemically tasting tap water. You shouldn't drink the unmarked sachets with water or syrupped water as long as you don't drink tap water -- though the branded sachets of mineral water are fine (50CFA).
What Do People In Mali Think About The Tap Water?
Travelers and residents of Mali 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.
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.