Can you drink the tap water in Mauritius?
In general, no.
The US Center for Disease Control's travel advisory recommends avoiding tap water and drinking bottled or disinfected water in Mauritius (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 Mauritius think about the tap water?
As a general rule the tap water in Mauritius is safe to drink but always take care immediately after a cyclone or cyclonic storm as mains water supplies can become contaminated by dead animals and other debris washed into the system. Never drink from streams as this might put you at risk of waterborne diseases. It’s not safe to drink the tap water in Rodrigues; stick with bottled water if you visit the island.
The most commonly searched cities in Mauritius are:
For a full list of cities in Mauritius, scroll to the bottom of this post or click here.
World Health Organization Mauritius Water Summary
The World Health Organization estimates that 99 percent of Mauritius have access to drinkable tap water.
World Health Organization's 2017 Mauritius Water Data
The World Health Organization data on water quality and availability throughout Mauritius includes the national average, averages for urban population centers, and averages for rural areas.
|Safely Managed||A location that safe, drinkable water that is free of biological or chemical contaminants available on premise.|
|At Least Basic||Safe drinkable water is available within 30 minutes from the location|
|Limited||It would take more than 30 minutes from the location to access safe, drinkable water.|
|Year||Population in 1000s||Safely managed||At Least Basic||Limited|
What Do People In Mauritius Think About The Tap Water?
Travelers and residents of Mauritius 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 Inaccessibility||37%||Moderate|
|Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility||63%||Moderate|
View our tap water report on all cities in Mauritius
- Port Mathurin
- Trou d'Eau Douce
- Grand Gaube
- La Gaulette
- Flic en Flac
- Grand Gaube
- Bel Ombre
- Bel Ombre
- Cap Malheureux
- Grand Bassin
- Quatre Bornes
- Port Louis
- Grand Bay
- Beau Bassin-Rose Hill