Is Ha’il Tap Water Safe To Drink?

Last Update11:24 pm, November 17, 2020

The estimated price of bottled water

$0.27 in USD (1.5-liter)

Can You Drink Tap Water in Ha'il?

Yes, tap water is drinkable.

There was no general information available in WHO data about safely managed drinking water in Saudi Arabia. You may check the rate of travelers and residents of Ha'il water quality.


In one of the world''s premier water and health treatment facilities, Ha''il Saudi Arabia, tap water was tested for more than ten thousand different contaminants, some of which were not found in bottled beverages. "This was a surprise for me and we never expected to find lead and mercury in tap water," says Dr. Mohammed al-Qahtani, director of the Ha''il Health Authority. "The only thing that surprised us is that no one ever told us there were these chemicals."

The tests were performed during the construction of Ha''il Saudi Arabia, an eleven-hectare water treatment facility. The facilities are run by the Saudi Water Company (SWC). The company is the most trusted name in the industry. The facility provides clean water for households as well as businesses.

According to the SWC, the testing done for tap water had uncovered a number of chemical contaminants, including benzene, toluene, volatile organic compounds and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons. None

What Do People In Saudi Arabia Think About The Tap Water?

Travelers and residents of Saudi Arabia 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 42% Moderate
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 50% Moderate
  • Water Quality 58% Moderate


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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