Tap Water Safety in Bahamas

Last Update2:12 pm, April 17, 2020

The estimated price of bottled water

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Can you drink the tap water in Bahamas?

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

The tap water is fine to drink,but can be unpleasant in places (where the locals often resort to wasteful bottled water).

How do People In Bahamas Rate The Tap Water?

Travellers and residents of Bahamas 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 45% Moderate
  • Water Pollution 59% Moderate
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 55% Moderate
  • Water Quality 41% 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.

Sources and Resources


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