Tap Water Safety in the United Republic of Tanzania

Can you drink the tap water in United Republic of Tanzania?

In general, no.

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

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

World Health Organization United Republic of Tanzania Water Summary

The World Health Organization estimates that 57 percent of United Republic of Tanzania have access to tap water.

In 2000, undefined % of the population had access to drinkable, tap water on site, and 27% within an accessible distance, including both rural and urban areas.

In United Republic of Tanzania, like in most countries, clean tap water availability is much higher in urban areas than in rural areas, with urban area availability averages at 35% and rural availability figures at undefined %.

World Health Organization's 2017 United Republic of Tanzania Water Data

The World Health Organization data on water quality and availability throughout United Republic of Tanzania 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
200034178-27%8%
201757310-57%11%
Rural
200026659-16%7%
201738398-43%14%
Urban
200075194%65%9%
20171891235%86%7%

How Do People In United Republic of Tanzania Rate The Water?

Travelers and residents of United Republic of Tanzania 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 Inaccessibility61%Moderate
Water Pollution70%High
Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility39%Moderate
Water Quality30%Moderate

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