Tap Water Safety in Djibouti

Last UpdateApril 8, 2021 12:53 pm

How do People In Djibouti Rate The Tap Water?

Travellers and residents of Djibouti 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 69% High
  • Water Pollution 45% Moderate
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 31% Low
  • Water Quality 55% Moderate

Can you drink the tap water in Djibouti?

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

Never drink tap water unless it has been boiled, filtered or chemically disinfected (such as with iodine tablets). Never drink from streams, rivers, and lakes. It’s also best to avoid drinking from pumps and wells: some do bring pure water to the surface, but the presence of animals can still contaminate supplies. Bottled water is available everywhere, though it’s better for the environment if you treat/filter local water.

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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