Tap Water Safety in the Northern Mariana Islands

Last Update9:45 pm, May 8, 2020

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Can you drink the tap water in Northern Mariana Islands?

The US Center for Disease Control's travel advisory recommends avoiding tap water and drinking bottled or disinfected water in Northern Mariana Islands (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

Tap water on Saipan is too salty to drink.

How do People In Northern Mariana Islands Rate The Tap Water?

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

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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