Tap Water Safety in West Bank and Gaza Strip

Can you drink the tap water in West Bank and Gaza Strip?

In general, yes.

The US Center for Disease Control’s travel advisory confirms the safety of the tap water in West Bank and Gaza Strip (source). However, it would be best if you take special precautions toward the unregulated water sources in some areas.

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 West Bank and Gaza Strip Water Summary

The World Health Organization estimates that 97 percent of West Bank and Gaza Strip have access to drinkable tap water.

World Health Organization's 2017 West Bank and Gaza Strip Water Data

The World Health Organization data on water quality and availability throughout West Bank and Gaza Strip 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
20003223-91%1%
20174921-97%1%
Rural
2000902-88%1%
20171181-96%1%
Urban
20002321-92%1%
20173740-97%1%

What Do People In West Bank and Gaza Strip Think About The Tap Water?

Travelers and residents of West Bank and Gaza Strip 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 Inaccessibility44%Moderate
Water Pollution54%Moderate
Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility56%Moderate
Water Quality46%Moderate

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