Tap Water Safety in the Central African Republic

Can you drink the tap water in Central African Republic?

In general, no.

The US Center for Disease Control's travel advisory recommends avoiding tap water and drinking bottled or disinfected water in Central African Republic (source).

Like all countries though, water accessibility, sanitation, and treatment vary widely from location to location, so we encourage looking for specific city information.

World Health Organization Central African Republic Water Summary

The World Health Organization has unspecified data of information in Central African Republic. 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 58% within an accessible distance, including both rural and urban areas.

In Central African Republic, 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 Central African Republic Water Data

The World Health Organization data on water quality and availability throughout Central African Republic 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
20003755-58%7%
20174659---
Rural
20002328-44%8%
20172749---
Urban
20001427-82%5%
20171910---

How Do People In Central African Republic Rate The Water?

Travelers and residents of Central African Republic 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 Inaccessibility100%High
Water Pollution100%High
Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility0%Low
Water Quality0%Low

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