How do People In Cameroon Rate The Tap Water?
Travellers and residents of Cameroon 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 68% High
- Water Pollution 81% Very High
- Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 32% Low
- Water Quality 19% Very Low
Can you drink the tap water in Cameroon?
The US Center for Disease Control's travel advisory recommends avoiding tap water and drinking bottled or disinfected water in Cameroon (source). Like all countries though, water accessibility, sanitation, and treatment vary widely from location to location, so we encourage looking for specific city information.
Avoid drinking tap water, even in restaurants. Bottled water can be found most anywhere at reasonable prices. Expect to pay 400 cfa for 1.5l in the major cities, more in more remote areas.
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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