Tap Water Safety in Angola

Can you drink the tap water in Angola?

In general, no.

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

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

The most commonly searched cities in Angola are:

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

World Health Organization Angola Water Summary

The World Health Organization estimates that 56 percent of Angola have access to drinkable tap water.

World Health Organization's 2017 Angola Water Data

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

DataDescription
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
National
200016441-41%21%
201729784-56%10%
Rural
20008221-21%16%
201710424-27%9%
Urban
20008221-61%26%
201719360-71%10%

What Do People In Angola Think About The Tap Water?

Travelers and residents of Angola 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 Inaccessibility80%High
Water Pollution82%High
Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility20%Low
Water Quality18%Low

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