Tap Water Safety in Palestine

Can you drink the tap water in Palestine?

In general, no.

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

Most locals drink bottled water in the West Bank, which is cheap and sold everywhere.

The most commonly searched cities in Palestine are:

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

World Health Organization Palestine Water Summary

The World Health Organization has unspecified data of information in Palestine. You can review below how locals and tourists rated the drinking water in the country. Also, you may ask people from the area with regards to their advice of drinking water, or if skeptical stick with bottled water to ensure safety.

World Health Organization's 2017 Palestine Water Data

The World Health Organization data on water quality and availability throughout Palestine 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
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Rural
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Urban
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What Do People In Palestine Think About The Tap Water?

Travelers and residents of Palestine 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 Inaccessibility%Low
Water Pollution%Low
Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility%Low
Water Quality%Low

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