Is Belize City Tap Water Safe To Drink?

Last Update8:48 am, November 17, 2020

The estimated price of bottled water

$1.62 in USD (1.5-liter)

Can You Drink Tap Water in Belize City?

No, tap water is not drinkable.

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


Tap Water Belize City, like most cities in the world, is filled with contaminants and potential toxins. It is important to take steps that ensure your health and well being by implementing tap water safety measures. This includes having a purifying system in place, whether for your home or office. By doing so, you can protect yourself, your family, your business, and the environment.

Tap water is the most common source of contamination for Central and South America. Contaminants such as pesticides, herbicides, and industrial waste can seep into the water causing serious health problems for people and animals. The contaminated water can also make its way through the drainage systems and find its way to rural communities that rely on wells for their drinking water. Since many people do not have access to clean tap water and because of the cost of installation, it has become an economical choice to settle for tap water purification.

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What Do People In Belize Think About The Tap Water?

Travelers and residents of Belize 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 75% High
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 50% Moderate
  • Water Quality 25% Low


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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