Tap Water Safety in Kuwait

Last UpdateApril 8, 2021 12:53 pm

How do People In Kuwait Rate The Tap Water?

Travellers and residents of Kuwait 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 54% Moderate
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 61% High
  • Water Quality 46% Moderate

Can you drink the tap water in Kuwait?

The US Center for Disease Control’s travel advisory confirms the safety of the tap water in Kuwait (source). However, it would be best if you take special precautions toward the unregulated water sources in some areas. Like all countries though, water accessibility, sanitation, and treatment vary widely from location to location, so we encourage looking for specific city information.


Tap water is drinkable, although most of it is desalinated. Bottled water is available everywhere for a few hundred fils. Alcohol is illegal in Kuwait: it may not be imported, manufactured or served.


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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