Is Ibadan Tap Water Safe To Drink?

Last Update12:53 pm, April 8, 2021

The estimated price of bottled water

$0.46 in USD (1.5-liter)

User Submitted Ratings for Ibadan Tap Water

  • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 58% Moderate
  • Water Pollution 92% Very High
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 42% Moderate
  • Water Quality 8% Very Low

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

Can You Drink Tap Water in Ibadan?

No, tap water is not drinkable.

According to WHO data, 71% of Nigeria cities/towns and rural areas have access to improved water sources, that are available when needed.


The effects of having Tap Water in Ibadan, Nigeria are not pretty. The water is potable, but it has no taste and people have started to get addicted to it. The reason why they got addicted to it was because of all the minerals that it contains. Many years ago, there were mining operations that took the natural minerals from the aquifer. Now days anyone who drinks Tap Water in Ibadan will become dependent on it for their daily drinking needs.

Even the drinking water that comes from borehole wells is no longer as pure as it used to be. Most of the minerals that you get from your tap when you tap it are contaminated with heavy metals such as lead, arsenic, mercury and many more. The only way to get rid of these contaminants is by installing a filtration system in your home. But before that, you need to know how clean your drinking water really is.

In most of the towns in Ibadan, Nigeria, tap water is treated with chemicals such as chlorine and hydroquino


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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