Tap Water Safety in Fiji

Can you drink the tap water in Fiji?

In general, no.

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

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

Wikitravel

Fiji is relatively free of disease compared to most of the tropics. Avoid mosquito-borne illnesses, such as dengue fever and even elephantiasis by covering up thoroughly or using repellents while outdoors at dawn or dusk. Local water is generally safe, though filtering or boiling is advisable when unsure. Urban tap water is treated and nearly always safe. When exceptions occasionally arise, there are public warnings or radio and print media warnings. Contaminated food is uncommon, though on occasion, mature reef fish can contain mild neurotoxins they accumulate in their bodies from freshwater algaes that wash into the ocean. The effects of such "fish-poisoning" are usually intense for only a day or two, but tingling lips and unusual sensitivities to hot and cold can linger for a long time.

The most commonly searched cities in Fiji are:

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

World Health Organization Fiji Water Summary

The World Health Organization estimates that 94 percent of Fiji have access to drinkable tap water.

World Health Organization's 2017 Fiji Water Data

The World Health Organization data on water quality and availability throughout Fiji 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
2000811-95%1%
2017906-94%1%
Rural
2000422-91%1%
2017399-89%1%
Urban
2000389-99%1%
2017507-98%1%

What Do People In Fiji Think About The Tap Water?

Travelers and residents of Fiji 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 Inaccessibility29%Low
Water Pollution63%Moderate
Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility71%High
Water Quality38%Moderate

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