Is Conakry Tap Water Safe To Drink?

Last Update9:49 am, November 17, 2020

The estimated price of bottled water

$1 in USD (1.5-liter)

Can You Drink Tap Water in Conakry?

No, tap water is not drinkable.

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


While many of us think that tap water is safe, many people in the West are unaware of the fact that tap water in Guinea is contaminated with malaria-causing parasites and other harmful substances. Most of the population in this country is illiterate and therefore the people don''t know about the dangerous levels of toxins and chemicals that have been found in their water supply.

As a result many people are buying bottled water, which does not meet their personal drinking needs, as a substitute for tap water. However, many bottled water companies do not tell the people that tap water is highly contaminated and is not able to provide the benefits that bottled water claims to offer.

The most common threat from tap water in Guinea is malaria. A single case of malaria can kill hundreds of people. If you go to Guinea you will find that there are lots of mosquito nets everywhere, but the malaria is still there. When you drink tap water, you may be at risk of

What Do People In Guinea Think About The Tap Water?

Travelers and residents of Guinea 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 88% Very High
  • Water Pollution 94% Very High
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 13% Very Low
  • Water Quality 6% Very 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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