Tap Water Safety in Dominica

Last Update9:10 pm, May 8, 2020

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Can you drink the tap water in Dominica?

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

The US Center for Disease Control (CDC) does not recommend drinking tap water on Dominica but many people do it without incident. Bottled water, though, is cheap and widely available.

Wikitravel

There are many vendors of fruit juice in Roseau. Almost without exception this is non-pasturised fruit juice with water and sugar added. The added water is usually chlorinated tap water.A juice vendor known as Pal sells his juice by the area where one can find a bus to Portsmouth. Pal is one of the most enthusiastic and knowledgeable fruit vendors on the island. He sometimes has juice from rare fruits.
Tap water is safe to drink, but since it is sometimes drawn straight from Dominica's many rivers, it has a tendency to turn brown after heavy rainfall. It's better to drink the bottled water available almost anywhere.

How do People In Dominica Rate The Tap Water?

Travellers and residents of Dominica 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 21% Low
  • Water Pollution 32% Low
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 79% High
  • Water Quality 68% High

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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