Tap Water Safety in Lebanon

Last UpdateApril 8, 2021 12:53 pm

How do People In Lebanon Rate The Tap Water?

Travellers and residents of Lebanon 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 71% High
  • Water Pollution 79% High
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 29% Low
  • Water Quality 21% Low

Can you drink the tap water in Lebanon?

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

Though it’s officially proclaimed safe to drink, many Lebanese won’t drink the tap water and stick to bottles.


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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