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.

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.

In 2000, undefined % of the population had access to drinkable, tap water on site, and 96% within an accessible distance, including both rural and urban areas.

In Argentina, like in most countries, clean tap water availability is much higher in urban areas than in rural areas, with urban area availability averages at undefined % and rural availability figures at undefined %.

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%

How Do People In Argentina Rate The 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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