Tap Water Safety in Gabon

Last UpdateApril 8, 2021 12:53 pm

How do People In Gabon Rate The Tap Water?

Travellers and residents of Gabon 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 70% High
  • Water Pollution 80% Very High
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 30% Low
  • Water Quality 20% Low

Can you drink the tap water in Gabon?

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

Do not drink tap water. Bottled water is widely available, or use sterlisation tablets.

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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