Tap Water Safety in the Cook Islands

Can you drink the tap water in Cook Islands?

In general, yes.

The US Center for Disease Control’s travel advisory confirms the safety of the tap water in Cook Islands (source). However, it would be best if you take special precautions toward the unregulated water sources in some areas.

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 Cook Islands are:

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

World Health Organization Cook Islands Water Summary

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

World Health Organization's 2017 Cook Islands Water Data

The World Health Organization data on water quality and availability throughout Cook Islands 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
200018-99%1%
201717-99%1%
Rural
20006---
20174---
Urban
200012---
201713---

What Do People In Cook Islands Think About The Tap Water?

Travelers and residents of Cook 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.

DescriptionScoreRating
Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility0%Low
Water Pollution25%Low
Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility100%High
Water Quality75%High

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