Tap Water Safety in Lesotho

Last Update2:29 pm, April 17, 2020

The estimated price of bottled water

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Can you drink the tap water in Lesotho?

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

It’s best to purify tap water or use bottled water in Lesotho.

How do People In Lesotho Rate The Tap Water?

Travellers and residents of Lesotho 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 25% Low
  • Water Pollution 50% Moderate
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 75% High
  • Water Quality 50% Moderate

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.

Sources and Resources


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