Is Belem Tap Water Safe to Drink?

Last Update5:49 pm, May 8, 2020

The estimated price of bottled water

$0.68 in USD (1.5-liter)

Can You Drink Tap Water in Belem?

No, tap water is not drinkable.

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

Wikitravel

While in Belém you should not drink tap water, though you can use water from the tap to wash vegetables, brush your teeth, etc. As Belém is located approximately 100 mi south of the equator, the sun is particularly strong year-round, so fair-skinned travelers should apply sunscreen on a daily basis. Additionally, be sure to apply mosquito repellent when going out after sunset. Malaria is not a major concern in Belém, but if you are traveling to remote areas of Pará during the rainy season you should, after consulting with your doctor, consider taking malaria pills. The CDC recommends getting a Yellow Fever vaccine for travel in Pará and many other parts of Brazil. You can learn more about recommended vaccinations for Brazil on the CDC website [5].

What Do People In Brazil Think About The Tap Water?

Travelers and residents of Brazil 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 64% High
  • Water Pollution 93% Very High
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 36% Low
  • Water Quality 7% Very Low

Reminder

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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