Tap Water Safety in Algeria

Can you drink the tap water in Algeria?

In general, no.

The US Center for Disease Control's travel advisory recommends avoiding tap water and drinking bottled or disinfected water in Algeria (source).

Like all countries though, water accessibility, sanitation, and treatment vary widely from location to location, so we encourage looking for specific city information.

What do people in Algeria think about the tap water?

It’s best to avoid drinking tap water unless you treat it first with water purifying pills. Bottled water is widely available.


Tap water is considered drinkable[3] [4], and Algeria enjoys a large variety of excellent mineral bottled water as well.

The most commonly searched cities in Algeria are:

For a full list of cities in Algeria, scroll to the bottom of this post or click here.

World Health Organization Algeria Water Summary

The World Health Organization estimates that 94 percent of Algeria have access to drinkable tap water.

World Health Organization's 2017 Algeria Water Data

The World Health Organization data on water quality and availability throughout Algeria includes the national average, averages for urban population centers, and averages for rural areas.

Safely ManagedA location that safe, drinkable water that is free of biological or chemical contaminants available on premise.
At Least BasicSafe drinkable water is available within 30 minutes from the location
LimitedIt would take more than 30 minutes from the location to access safe, drinkable water.
YearPopulation in 1000sSafely managedAt Least BasicLimited

What Do People In Algeria Think About The Tap Water?

Travelers and residents of Algeria 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 Inaccessibility44%Moderate
Water Pollution54%Moderate
Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility56%Moderate
Water Quality46%Moderate

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