Is Apia Tap Water Safe to Drink?

Last Update8:23 pm, May 8, 2020

The estimated price of bottled water

$1.49 in USD (1.5-liter)

Can You Drink Tap Water in Apia?

Yes, tap water is drinkable.

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

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Alcohol can be bought at almost all restaurants. Soft drinks and bottled water are generally available and safe. While the purity of the tap water is questionable, all factory-bought ice is safe. It is only later handling that can contaminate it.

What Do People In Samoa Think About The Tap Water?

Travelers and residents of Samoa 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 50% Moderate
  • Water Pollution 44% Moderate
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 50% Moderate
  • Water Quality 56% Moderate

Reminder

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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