Tap Water Safety in Western Sahara

Can you drink the tap water in Western Sahara?

In general, no.

The US Center for Disease Control's travel advisory recommends avoiding tap water and drinking bottled or disinfected water in Western Sahara (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 Western Sahara Water Summary

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

The World Health Organization data on water quality and availability throughout Western Sahara 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
2000314---
2017553---
Rural
200044---
201772---
Urban
2000270---
2017481---

What Do People In Western Sahara Think About The Tap Water?

Travelers and residents of Western Sahara 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 Inaccessibility0%Low
Water Pollution0%Low
Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility0%Low
Water Quality0%Low

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