Tap Water Safety in Belize

Last UpdateApril 8, 2021 12:53 pm

How do People In Belize Rate The Tap Water?

Travellers and residents of Belize 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 32% Low
  • Water Pollution 62% High
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 68% High
  • Water Quality 38% Low

Can you drink the tap water in Belize?

The US Center for Disease Control's travel advisory recommends avoiding tap water and drinking bottled or disinfected water in Belize (source). 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 Belize think about the tap water?

In major urban areas tap water in Belize is considered safe to drink. Outside larger cities and towns, hotels may use wells or rainwater collection tanks in which case water should be boiled or treated. Many hotels will provide drinking water for guests.

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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