Tap Water Safety in the Cayman Islands

Can you drink the tap water in Cayman Islands?

In general, no.

The US Center for Disease Control's travel advisory recommends avoiding tap water and drinking bottled or disinfected water in Cayman Islands (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 Cayman Islands are:

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

World Health Organization Cayman Islands Water Summary

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

In Cayman Islands, 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 Cayman Islands Water Data

The World Health Organization data on water quality and availability throughout Cayman Islands 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

How Do People In Cayman Islands Rate The Water?

Travelers and residents of Cayman Islands 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 Inaccessibility22%Low
Water Pollution40%Moderate
Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility78%High
Water Quality60%Moderate

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