Tap Water Safety in Bahamas

Can you drink the tap water in Bahamas?

In general, no.

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).

The most commonly searched cities in Bahamas are:

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

World Health Organization Bahamas Water Summary

The World Health Organization estimates that 99 percent of Bahamas have access to drinkable tap water.

World Health Organization's 2017 Bahamas Water Data

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

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

What Do People In Bahamas Think About The Tap Water?

Travelers 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.

Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility45%Moderate
Water Pollution59%Moderate
Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility55%Moderate
Water Quality41%Moderate

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