|Safe to drink?||N/A||The estimated price of bottled water in USD(1.5-liter)||N/A|
Can You Drink Tap Water in Dar es Salaam?
Currently, there is no available public data about water quality in Dar es Salaam. But the average water quality in Tanzania is %.
There was no general information available in WHO data about safely managed drinking water in Tanzania.
You may check the rate of travelers and residents of Dar es Salaam water quality.
You should only drink bottled water. A 1.5 litre bottle will cost you 1,000 shillings in a store or on the street, depending on the brand (and 2000 or more at restaurants), but you can also drink tap water if you've purified it with iodine tablets or boiled it (at least 3-5 minutes at a rolling boil). "Seepage" from the sewer pipes into the water pipes is quite common.
Tap water by country
- Water Quality Rating:
- < 20%
- 20% - 39%
- 40% - 59%
- 60% - 79%
- 80% - 100%
What Do People In Dar es Salaam Think About The Tap Water?
Travelers and residents of Dar es Salaam 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.
|Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility||%||Very Low|
|Water Pollution||%||Very Low|
|Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility||%||Very Low|
|Water Quality||%||Very Low|
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.
Check tap water safety for other cities in Tanzania
- Mto wa Mbu
- Mikumi Town
- Mbamba Bay