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Is Ibarra Tap Water Safe To Drink?

Yes! Generally Safe to Drink*

LAST UPDATED: 12:53 pm, April 8, 2021

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Can You Drink Tap Water in Ibarra?

Yes, tap water is drinkable.

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 Ibarra.

To see user submitted ratings of the water quality for Ecuador, see the "User Submitted Ratings" box on this page.

Tap Water, which is considered as the best source of water for drinking, is in abundance all over Ecuador. But the major problem with drinking tap water is that many of us do not know where it comes from and what it contains. And this is a big mistake.

First, a filtration system is very effective. In fact, some countries have better filtration systems then Ecuador, which is not surprising.

Secondly, the water that we get from our taps and that is in the water reservoirs is only filtered and purified to a certain extent. This means that if we go to the stores to buy bottled water we can be assured that what we buy was filtered, and it may not even contain the minerals that are really important for health.

Thirdly, it has been proven by the scientists that water from our homes is not just clean. If we drink bottled water or even use our showers, we can be sure that these substances are not only safe for drinking but they have high levels of contaminants in them, which are very harmful to human health.

Therefore, if you want to enjoy clean tap water at home and you want to save money, you should invest in a quality filtration system. In the long run you will save a lot of money.

When looking for a water purifier, look for one that will be able to give you clean water at home. Check the product’s list of ingredients to see what exactly you need to filter your water. There are different types of filters available to suit every need. The most popular ones are reverse osmosis and ultraviolet light filtration systems.

You should also take note of the fact that not all filtration systems are created equal. They may work perfectly well for one user but not for another. It may depend on the type of contaminants that are present in the water, and also the amount that has to be removed. Be sure to compare all the pros and cons of each type of filter before you make a choice.

So when you are looking for clean tap water in Ecuador, you need to check out the reverse osmosis filter first, and then see if your tap water needs to be purified. Before you get started, make sure that you have a good idea of what you need to filter your water, and how much water you need.

You can buy a filtration system that is portable or you can choose one that needs to be installed in your home. A portable system will be best for those who live in areas where it rains a lot and they need their water for cooking, washing clothes and for other purposes. This means that they can take it with them wherever they go.

However, if you live in areas where it doesn’t rain, and the tap water comes straight from the local source, then a portable system will be of no use to you at all. It will not be able to remove the dirt and impurities found in the water. This is because you will need to have a whole house filtration system installed to remove this.

However, if your tap water comes straight from the water treatment plant, then the reverse osmosis filter is probably going to be your best option. It will give you clean water that will not have impurities and minerals at all. The reverse osmosis process uses ultra-fine pores to get rid of impurities in water.

The reverse osmosis filter has a large number of tiny pores that are smaller than a single micron, which allows it to get rid of the impurities and the minerals as well. With a bigger pore size, the filter might also not be able to get rid of impurities completely, but it will be able to remove most of them.

Also, the reverse osmosis filter has a large surface area, so it will remove most of the harmful chemicals from the water. This makes it very suitable for drinking water, especially in an emergency.

The estimated price of bottled water

$1.25 in USD (1.5-liter)


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

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

Related FAQS


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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