Is Kigali Tap Water Safe To Drink?

Last Update11:24 pm, November 17, 2020

The estimated price of bottled water

$0.69 in USD (1.5-liter)

Can You Drink Tap Water in Kigali?

Yes, tap water is drinkable.

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

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The recent disaster in Rwanda has brought to light yet another problem we have with our tap water. This time it is the drinking contaminated water that is causing so many problems. There has been a major clean up mission going on in Kigali, the capital city of Rwanda. It is hoped that by the end of the month, some of the contaminated water can be removed and by the end of this year, all contaminated areas can be cleaned up. This is very good news for those who are already worried about their health due to the fact that they know that drinking contaminated water will kill them even if they do not show any symptoms.

It is alarming to know that even though the water from the taps is treated, there are still viruses, bacteria, parasites and other harmful microbes that roam freely in this water. In some areas, some people even drink contaminated water during drinking competitions and games without bothering to take any precaution. Many people do not realize just how gr

What Do People In Rwanda Think About The Tap Water?

Travelers and residents of Rwanda 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 47% Moderate
  • Water Pollution 53% Moderate
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 53% Moderate
  • Water Quality 47% Moderate

Reminder

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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