Is Algiers Tap Water Safe To Drink?

Last Update8:35 am, November 17, 2020

The estimated price of bottled water

$0.26 in USD (1.5-liter)

Can You Drink Tap Water in Algiers?

Yes, tap water is drinkable.

There was no general information available in WHO data about safely managed drinking water in Algeria. You may check the rate of travelers and residents of Algiers water quality.


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

What Do People In Algeria Think About The Tap Water?

Travelers and residents of Algeria 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.

Tap water ratings

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


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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