Tap Water Safety in Argentina

Can you drink the tap water in Argentina?

In general, no.

The US Center for Disease Control's travel advisory recommends avoiding tap water and drinking bottled or disinfected water in Argentina (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 Argentina think about the tap water?

Argentina is a modern country with good health and dental services. Sanitation and hygiene at restaurants is relatively high, and tap water is generally safe to drink throughout the country. If you want to make sure, ask ‘¿Se puede tomar el agua de la canilla?’ (Is the tap water drinkable?).

Wikitravel

Visiting Argentina doesn't raise any major health worries. Certain vaccinations may be necessary for visitors, depending on where in Argentina you plan to visit. Yellow Fever vaccinations are recommended for those visiting the Northern forests. Different climate conditions might take your body by surprise, so be aware of the weather before you arrive. A bout of travellers' diarrhea is the most you're likely to have to worry about as your body adjusts to local micro-organisms in the food. It's also best to ease yourself gently into the local diet – sudden quantities of red meat, red wine, strong coffee and sweet pastries can be very unsettling for a stomach used to gentler repasts – and though tap water in Argentina is safe to drink, if sometimes heavily chlorinated, you may prefer to err on the side of caution in rural areas in the north of the country.

The most commonly searched cities in Argentina are:

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

World Health Organization Argentina Water Summary

The World Health Organization has unspecified data of information in Argentina. You can review below how locals and tourists rated the drinking water in the country. Also, you may ask people from the area with regards to their advice of drinking water, or if skeptical stick with bottled water to ensure safety.

World Health Organization's 2017 Argentina Water Data

The World Health Organization data on water quality and availability throughout Argentina 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
200037057-96%1%
201744271---
Rural
20004076-76%1%
20173542---
Urban
200032981-99%1%
201740729-99%1%

What Do People In Argentina Think About The Tap Water?

Travelers and residents of Argentina 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 Inaccessibility30%Moderate
Water Pollution55%Moderate
Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility70%High
Water Quality45%Moderate

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