Tap Water Safety in Barbados

Last Update8:47 pm, May 8, 2020

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Can you drink the tap water in Barbados?

The US Center for Disease Control's travel advisory recommends avoiding tap water and drinking bottled or disinfected water in Barbados (source). Like all countries though, water accessibility, sanitation, and treatment vary widely from location to location, so we encourage looking for specific city information.

Wikitravel

Barbados has some of the purest water in the world that can be drunk straight from the tap. Cruise ship employees are often seen stocking up on their water supplies while docked at the island.

How do People In Barbados Rate The Tap Water?

Travellers and residents of Barbados 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 8% Very Low
  • Water Pollution 36% Low
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 92% Very High
  • Water Quality 64% High

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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