Is Punta del Este Tap Water Safe to Drink?

Safe to drink?Yes
The estimated price of bottled water in USD(1.5-liter)$1.17

Can You Drink Tap Water in Punta del Este?

Yes, tap water is drinkable.

According to WHO data, 99% of Uruguay cities/towns and rural areas have access to improved water sources, that are available when needed.

Tap water by country

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  • Water Quality Rating:
  • < 20%
  • 20% - 39%
  • 40% - 59%
  • 60% - 79%
  • 80% - 100%

What Do People In Punta del Este Think About The Tap Water?

Travelers and residents of Punta del Este 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 Inaccessibility19%Very Low
Water Pollution50%Moderate
Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility81%Very High
Water Quality50%Moderate

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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