Tap Water Safety in Oman

Last Update9:46 pm, May 8, 2020

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Can you drink the tap water in Oman?

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

Tap water is safe to drink in main towns throughout Oman. Filling up containers with water from the hotel is an option but don’t underestimate the amount of water required for long journeys in summer. Don’t drink from mountain irrigation channels as these are often contaminated by grazing animals.

Wikitravel

Bottled drinking (mineral) water is easily available at most stores. Tap water is generally safe; however, most Omanis drink bottled water and to be safe, you should too.

How do People In Oman Rate The Tap Water?

Travellers and residents of Oman 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 29% Low
  • Water Pollution 38% Low
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 71% High
  • Water Quality 62% 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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