Tap Water Safety in Algeria

Last Update8:42 pm, May 8, 2020

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Can you drink the tap water in Algeria?

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.

Wikitravel

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

How do People In Algeria Rate The Tap Water?

Travellers 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.

Tap water ratings

  • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 44% Moderate
  • Water Pollution 54% Moderate
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 56% Moderate
  • Water Quality 46% 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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