Tap Water Safety in Togo

Can you drink the tap water in Togo?

In general, no.

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

The tap water in Togo is not safe to drink. Bottled water is available in most areas, but to be on the safe side, it’s a good idea to bring purification tablets as a backup.

The most commonly searched cities in Togo are:

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

World Health Organization Togo Water Summary

The World Health Organization estimates that 65 percent of Togo have access to drinkable tap water.

World Health Organization's 2017 Togo Water Data

The World Health Organization data on water quality and availability throughout Togo 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 Togo Think About The Tap Water?

Travelers and residents of Togo 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 Inaccessibility75%High
Water Pollution81%High
Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility25%Low
Water Quality19%Low

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