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Is Owo Tap Water Safe To Drink?

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

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Can You Drink Tap Water in Owo?

We don't have enough information to make a specific recommendation about the safety of drinking tap water in Owo, Nigeria.

However, based on information from nearby locations, the average water score in Nigeria 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 Owo.

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

Click here to check out the water quality for Nigeria

The tap water in Owo, Nigeria, is not safe for drinking. Close to two-thirds of households had access to secure or improved water sources, such as piped water, boreholes, and collected rainwater. But only 3.7-19% of Nigeria’s population have access to safe drinking water.

The Federal Ministry of Water Resources, which had been part of the Ministry of Agriculture, is responsible for extensive water resources development projects and water allocation between states.

Nigeria’s National Water Supply and Sanitation Policy requirements include the smell and taste of the water and limit the amounts of minerals and chemicals present in the water. No E-coli bacteria are found in the drinking water, according to NNWS.

Owo, Nigeria is blessed with abundant water resources for various purposes. The country has quite a several small and big rivers and dams. Groundwater, surface water, and rainwater is the primary source of water in the city.

Rainfall is collected to an aquifer and treated before extracting the water. Small communities receive water from groundwater, and some use well water.

Due to inadequate sewerage, much of the excreta and sullage is disposed of by the drainage of rainwater through open canals. When the flushing action of rainfall does not exist throughout the dry season, sewerage gutters become obstructed with solids, producing a dirty pond of contaminated water.


Owo tap water
  • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 64% High
  • Water Pollution 79% High
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 36% Low
  • Water Quality 21% Low

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

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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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