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Tap Water Safety in Gambia

Do not Drink :(

LAST UPDATED: April 8, 2021 12:53 pm
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How do People In Gambia Rate The Tap Water?

Travellers and residents of Gambia 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.

Can you drink the tap water in Gambia?

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

Water is not considered safe to drink in The Gambia. It’s best to boil, filter or chemically treat water (ie with iodine tablets) before drinking. Bottled water is widely available“ though the environmental impact of all the discarded plastic is considerable.

USER SUBMITTED RATINGS

tap water
  • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 83% Very High
  • Water Pollution 75% High
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 17% Very Low
  • Water Quality 25% Low

The above data is comprised of subjective, user submitted opinions about the water quality and pollution in , measured on a scale from 0% (lowest) to 100% (highest).

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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