Is Algiers Tap Water Safe To Drink?

Last Update12:53 pm, April 8, 2021

The estimated price of bottled water

$0.26 in USD (1.5-liter)

User Submitted Ratings for Algiers Tap Water

  • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 46% Moderate
  • Water Pollution 58% Moderate
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 54% Moderate
  • Water Quality 42% Moderate

The above data is comprised of subjective, user submitted opinions about the water quality and pollution in Algiers, measured on a scale from 0% (lowest) to 100% (highest).

Can You Drink Tap Water in Algiers?

Yes, tap water is drinkable.

According to WHO data, 94% of Algeria cities/towns and rural areas have access to improved water sources, that are available when needed.


When the tap water in Algeria has a strong bitter taste, there are many factors that have caused this taste to develop. A lack of regular water distribution, poor filtration, and poor treatment methods are the main causes of this. The only way to fix this problem is to build a better water supply for the entire country.

Most of Algeria''s residents live in small, remote villages. They are unable to afford bottled water or even to visit the main city. This is why most of their water comes from wells and springs, which are located in the countryside. To make up for this, they have to find a way to treat their water at home.

Many rural people in Algeria drink tap water for several reasons: the taste is unpleasant; it doesn''t contain as many minerals as they would like; it is contaminated with bacteria and other harmful microorganisms; and it doesn''t come from a clean source. In fact, most of their water comes from wells which are considered "dirty" by


Always take extra precautions, the water may be safe to drink when it leaves the sewage treatment plant but it may pick up pollutants during its way to your tap. We advise that you ask locals or hotel staff about the water quality. Also, note that different cities have different water mineral contents.

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