Tap Water Safety in Saint Lucia

Can you drink the tap water in Saint Lucia?

In general, no.

The US Center for Disease Control's travel advisory recommends avoiding tap water and drinking bottled or disinfected water in Saint Lucia (source).

Like all countries though, water accessibility, sanitation, and treatment vary widely from location to location, so we encourage looking for specific city information.

The most commonly searched cities in Saint Lucia are:

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

World Health Organization Saint Lucia Water Summary

The World Health Organization estimates that 98 percent of Saint Lucia have access to tap water.

In 2000, undefined % of the population had access to drinkable, tap water on site, and 88% within an accessible distance, including both rural and urban areas.

In Saint Lucia, like in most countries, clean tap water availability is much higher in urban areas than in rural areas, with urban area availability averages at undefined % and rural availability figures at undefined %.

World Health Organization's 2017 Saint Lucia Water Data

The World Health Organization data on water quality and availability throughout Saint Lucia 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
2000157-88%2%
2017179-98%2%
Rural
2000113-87%2%
2017145-98%2%
Urban
200044-93%2%
201734-98%2%

How Do People In Saint Lucia Rate The Water?

Travelers and residents of Saint Lucia 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 Inaccessibility25%Low
Water Pollution33%Moderate
Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility75%High
Water Quality67%High

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