Is Medina Tap Water Safe to Drink?

Last Update11:53 am, May 5, 2020

The estimated price of bottled water

$0.59 in USD (1.5-liter)

Tap water ratings

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Can You Drink Tap Water in Medina?

No, tap water is not 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 Medina 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 Medina Safe for Drinking?

Medina Tap Water

Tap water and all public/local water found in Medina, Saudi Arabia is not safe to drink. As much as possible only drink bottled, purified, or filtered water. However, you may also boil the water for a few minutes to eliminate pathogens that can cause gastrointestinal infections such as E. coli, Giardia, and Cryptosporidium. Then let the water cool in a covered container overnight and pour it to your reusable bottle before heading out for your day. It is also recommended to use boiled water to brush your teeth and to make ice. You may also use the water to wash food like vegetables. In the restaurant, they serve bottled water.

The tap water quality in the Madinah/Medina city is increasingly endangered by expanding urbanization, industrial activities, and intensified agricultural land use.

Current Weather in Medina


Source of Water in Medina, Saudi Arabia

Medina, Saudi Arabia’s primary source of drinking water is groundwater. The wells installed in the aquifer are not currently regulated by the local authorities. However, they are a vital component of the water supply.

Drinking water is provided by an aqueduct from a spring at the south end of the spring. In addition to the plentiful supply of earth water to no great extent, several essential wadis appear in the vicinity of Medina and bring down overflows of water during the winter rains. Of these, the most well-known is the Wadi al-ʿAqīq from the western mountains and a wadi coming down from the Al-Tāʾif area to the south.

Some of the Convenience Stores in Medina

Top Ten
  • Top Ten
  • Sanabel Grocery
  • Rewaq
  • Meed
  • Grocery Peace Park
  • Bin Dawood‎
  • Abdullah Alothim Markets
  • Alraya
  • Reshoudi
  • Carrefour
  • Sasco Station
  • Naft Gas station
  • Panda

Estimated Price of Bottled Water

1.5 liter$0.59€0.54£0.472.20

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