Tap Water Safety in Saba

Can you drink the tap water in Saba?

In general, no.

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

Sabans are extremely environmentally aware. The island’s water supply mostly comes from rain gathered on rooftop cisterns, or a small desalination plant, so it’s best to drink bottled water. Visitors should be mindful about not taking long showers and not running the water longer than absolutely necessary.

World Health Organization Saba Water Summary

The World Health Organization has unspecified data of information in Saba. 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 Saba Water Data

The World Health Organization data on water quality and availability throughout Saba includes the national average, averages for urban population centers, and averages for rural areas.

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

What Do People In Saba Think About The Tap Water?

Travelers and residents of Saba 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%Low
Water Pollution%Low
Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility%Low
Water Quality%Low

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