Tap Water Safety in Aruba

Can you drink the tap water in Aruba?

In general, yes.

The US Center for Disease Control’s travel advisory confirms the safety of the tap water in Aruba (source). However, it would be best if you take special precautions toward the unregulated water sources in some areas.

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 Aruba are:

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

World Health Organization Aruba Water Summary

The World Health Organization has unspecified data of information in Aruba. 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 94% within an accessible distance, including both rural and urban areas.

In Aruba, 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 Aruba Water Data

The World Health Organization data on water quality and availability throughout Aruba 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
200091-94%1%
2017105---
Rural
200048---
201760---
Urban
200043---
201745---

How Do People In Aruba Rate The Water?

Travelers and residents of Aruba 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 Inaccessibility8%Low
Water Pollution33%Moderate
Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility92%High
Water Quality67%High

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