Tap Water Safety in Eswatini

Last UpdateApril 8, 2021 12:53 pm

How do People In Eswatini Rate The Tap Water?

Travellers and residents of Eswatini 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 39% Low
  • Water Pollution 47% Moderate
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 61% High
  • Water Quality 53% Moderate

Can you drink the tap water in Eswatini?

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

It is best to drink bottled water or purify the tap water before drinking.


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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