Is Mecca Tap Water Safe to Drink?

Last Update11:52 am, May 5, 2020

The estimated price of bottled water

$0.53 in USD (1.5-liter)

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Can You Drink Tap Water in Mecca?

Yes, tap water is drinkable.

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

What Do People In Saudi Arabia Think About The Tap Water?

Travelers and residents of Saudi Arabia 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.

Tap Water in Mecca Safe for Drinking?

Generally, the tap water in Mecca, Saudi Arabia is safe to drink.

Mecca Tap Water

The quality and safety of drinking water remain a significant public health issue. Contamination of drinking water has frequently been blamed for the transmission of infectious diseases that have caused severe illnesses with associated mortality worldwide.

The water in Saudi Arabia may be polluted in many ways. Several forms of pollution come from many different sources, like old pipes and many others. The usual primary types of water contamination are physical, bacterial, and chemical.

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Source of Water in Mecca, Saudi Arabia

The primary source of tap water in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, originates from a dam in Jeddah. Which comes from seawater.

Saudi relied on two water sources: groundwater and water from desalination plants that remove salt from seawater. Although the desalination process is extremely energy-intensive.

Groundwater estimates for 98 percent of water sources in Saudi Arabia because the kingdom is devoid of rivers and lakes. Groundwater remains to be the primary source of safe and dependable drinking water in arid regions like Saudi Arabia. In places where surface water is scarce, rainfall is irregular, and rates of evaporation are very high.

Some of the Convenience Stores in Mecca

Bin Dawood
  • Bin Dawood
  • Saif Grocery
  • Hayat Alharbi Convenience Center
  • Makkah Store
  • Gum Grocery
  • Al Amanah Grocery Store
  • Al Dukan
  • Al Harthy Grocery
  • Khafaji Super Market
  • Markaz Dewaniah
  • Dukan
  • Al-Khair Grocery
  • Ghamdi Grocery

Estimated Price of Bottled Water

1.5 liter$0.53€0.49£0.432.00

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