Tap Water Safety in Bahrain

Last Update2:27 pm, April 17, 2020

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Can you drink the tap water in Bahrain?

The US Center for Disease Control’s travel advisory confirms the safety of the tap water in Bahrain (source). However, it would be best if you take special precautions toward the unregulated water sources in some areas. Like all countries though, water accessibility, sanitation, and treatment vary widely from location to location, so we encourage looking for specific city information.

What do people in Bahrain think about the tap water?

Tap water in Bahrain is not fit for consumption anywhere, but bottled water is readily available.

How do People In Bahrain Rate The Tap Water?

Travellers and residents of Bahrain 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 34% Low
  • Water Pollution 51% Moderate
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 66% High
  • Water Quality 49% 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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