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Can You Drink Tap Water in Embu?
We don't have enough information to make a specific recommendation about the safety of drinking tap water in Embu, Kenya.
However, based on information from nearby locations, the average water score in Kenya is a out of 100.
Tap Safe includes data from many publicly available sources, including the WHO (World Health Organization), CDC (Center for Disease Control), and user submitted databases, but unfortunately there's not enough data about Embu.
To see user submitted ratings of the water quality for Kenya, see the "User Submitted Ratings" box on this page.
Embu Kenya is the largest town in the North West Province of Kenya, and is also the administrative centre for the town. If you are planning a vacation to Kenya and are planning to stay at one of its many inns, then there are a number of places you should not visit.
Most hotels in Embu Kenya are serviced by water from a well, which is a common practice in the many rural communities in Kenya. The well is dug deep, and the townspeople drink the water that is supplied by a series of wells.
There are a number of reasons why you should avoid drinking tap water in Embu Kenya. Some of these are discussed here.
First, tap water is not safe for consumption. The drinking water supply in most towns is contaminated with a number of contaminants. In most cases, the contaminants that you may come in contact with on a day to day basis are pesticides and fertilizers, household chemicals, drugs, insecticides, bacteria and viruses.
Tap water in
The estimated price of bottled water
$0.77 in USD (1.5-liter)
USER SUBMITTED RATINGS
- Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 61% High
- Water Pollution 81% Very High
- Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 39% Low
- Water Quality 19% Very Low
The above data is comprised of subjective, user submitted opinions about the water quality and pollution in Embu, measured on a scale from 0% (lowest) to 100% (highest).
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.