Tap Water Safety in Bangladesh

Last UpdateApril 8, 2021 12:53 pm

How do People In Rate The Tap Water?

Travellers and residents of 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 56% Moderate
  • Water Pollution 74% High
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 44% Moderate
  • Water Quality 26% Low

Can you drink the tap water in ?

The US Center for Disease Control's travel advisory recommends avoiding tap water and drinking bottled or disinfected water in (source). Like all countries though, water accessibility, sanitation, and treatment vary widely from location to location, so we encourage looking for specific city information.

Wikitravel

Bangladesh is a fish lover's paradise. Traditionally most of the country lives off of the once-bountiful freshwater river fish, especially the officially designated "national fish" Hilsa (kind of Shad fish). The Hilsa has a nice flavour, but some may find the many fine bones difficult to manage; if you can master eating this fish, consider yourself on par with the locals in fish-eating and deboning expertise. Various recipes exist for cooking Hilsa, suitable for all seasons and all regions of the country. Mutton is also popular, as in most Muslim countries, as is decidedly lean or hard chicken. Rice is almost always the staple side dish.

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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