Is Benghazi Tap Water Safe To Drink?

Last Update12:53 pm, April 8, 2021

The estimated price of bottled water

$1.42 in USD (1.5-liter)

User Submitted Ratings for Benghazi Tap Water

  • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 50% Moderate
  • Water Pollution 58% Moderate
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 50% Moderate
  • Water Quality 42% Moderate

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

Can You Drink Tap Water in Benghazi?

Yes, tap water is drinkable.

According to WHO data, 99% of Libya cities/towns and rural areas have access to improved water sources, that are available when needed.

The ongoing crisis in Libya and the threats posed by the Al Qaeda linked terrorist group Ansar al Sharia is forcing the governments of Western countries to take a much more aggressive approach to combating terrorism and to prevent attacks in any form. Despite this more comprehensive approach, however, there is still one very important area of the world that continues to escape the attention of the Western media and the governments of the United States and other western nations.

This is the issue of water systems in Libya and the treatment of those systems. The ongoing conflict in Libya and its aftermath has caused a large number of water and sewage facilities to be destroyed or damaged. The result has been an increased risk for contamination in both natural resources and human life.

One of the most important points is the threat to the water supply in the cities of Benghazi and Misrata. These two cities are located in central Libya, which are not under


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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