Tap Water Safety in Mauritius

Last UpdateApril 8, 2021 12:53 pm

How do People In Mauritius Rate The Tap Water?

Travellers and residents of Mauritius 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 37% Low
  • Water Pollution 56% Moderate
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 63% High
  • Water Quality 44% Moderate

Can you drink the tap water in Mauritius?

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

As a general rule the tap water in Mauritius is safe to drink but always take care immediately after a cyclone or cyclonic storm as mains water supplies can become contaminated by dead animals and other debris washed into the system. Never drink from streams as this might put you at risk of waterborne diseases. It’s not safe to drink the tap water in Rodrigues; stick with bottled water if you visit the island.


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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