Tap Water Safety in Côte d’Ivoire

Last Update2:33 pm, April 17, 2020

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Can you drink the tap water in Côte d’Ivoire?

The US Center for Disease Control's travel advisory recommends avoiding tap water and drinking bottled or disinfected water in Côte d’Ivoire (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 Côte d’Ivoire think about the tap water?

It’s best not to drink tap water anywhere in Côte d’Ivoire. Bottled water is available in shops throughout the country; Awa and Celeste are trusted brands.

How do People In Côte d’Ivoire Rate The Tap Water?

Travellers and residents of Côte d’Ivoire 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 63% High
  • Water Pollution 79% High
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 37% Low
  • Water Quality 21% Low


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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