Tap Water Safety in Côte d’Ivoire

Can you drink the tap water in Côte d’Ivoire?

In general, no.

The US Center for Disease Control's travel advisory recommends avoiding tap water and drinking bottled or disinfected water in Côte d’Ivoire (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 Côte d’Ivoire Water Summary

The World Health Organization estimates that 73 percent of Côte d’Ivoire have access to tap water.

In 2000, 34% of the population had access to drinkable, tap water on site, and 71% within an accessible distance, including both rural and urban areas.

In Côte d’Ivoire, like in most countries, clean tap water availability is much higher in urban areas than in rural areas, with urban area availability averages at 55% and rural availability figures at 18%.

World Health Organization's 2017 Côte d’Ivoire Water Data

The World Health Organization data on water quality and availability throughout Côte d’Ivoire 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 Côte d’Ivoire Rate The Water?

Travelers and residents of Côte d’Ivoire 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 Inaccessibility63%Moderate
Water Pollution79%High
Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility37%Moderate
Water Quality21%Low

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