Is Cusco Tap Water Safe to Drink?

Safe to drink?N/A
The estimated price of bottled water in USD(1.5-liter)$1.3

Can You Drink Tap Water in Cusco?

Currently, there is no available public data about water quality in Cusco. But the average water quality in Peru is 20%.

According to WHO data, 91% of Peru cities/towns and rural areas have access to improved water sources, that are available when needed.

World Health Organization with Safely Managed Drinking Water Services Map

Safely Managed Drinking Water Services Map

How Do People In Cusco Rate The Water?

Travelers and residents of Cusco 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.

DescriptionScoreRating
Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility61%High
Water Pollution80%Very High
Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility39%Low
Water Quality20%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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