Tap Water Safety in Congo

Last Update2:50 pm, April 17, 2020

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Can you drink the tap water in Congo?

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

It is not safe to drink tap water in Congo. Always drink bottled water (and check the seal is not broken) or the boiled water that some hotels will leave in your room.

How do People In Congo Rate The Tap Water?

Travellers and residents of Congo 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 100% Very High
  • Water Pollution 92% Very High
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 79% High
  • Water Quality 8% Very Low

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.

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