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Tap Water Safety in Haiti

Do not Drink :(

LAST UPDATED: April 8, 2021 12:53 pm

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How do People In Haiti Rate The Tap Water?

Travellers and residents of Haiti 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 Haiti?

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

In Haiti, poor sanitation spreads infectious diseases through the water supply, cholera included. Drink bottled water only.


Tap water should be avoided. Drink bottled water only.
Sanitary conditions in Haiti are poor. Tap water should be avoided. Drink bottled water only.


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  • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 81% Very High
  • Water Pollution 65% High
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 19% Very Low
  • Water Quality 35% 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).


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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