How do People In Mozambique Rate The Tap Water?
Travellers and residents of Mozambique 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 77% High
- Water Pollution 67% High
- Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 23% Low
- Water Quality 33% Low
Can you drink the tap water in Mozambique?
The US Center for Disease Control's travel advisory recommends avoiding tap water and drinking bottled or disinfected water in Mozambique (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 Mozambique think about the tap water?
Don’t drink tap water unless it has been boiled, filtered or chemically disinfected (such as with iodine tablets). Don’t drink from streams, rivers and lakes. It’s also best to avoid drinking from pumps and wells; some bring pure water to the surface, but the presence of animals can contaminate supplies. Bottled water is widely available, except in very remote areas, where you should carry a filter or purification tablets.
All tap water in Mozambique should be assumed to be unsafe to drink, even if it is not harmful it usually has some sediment that your stomach will not be used to. Most western oriented lodgings either provide a fresh water source or sell bottled water.
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.
Sources and Resources
Check tap water safety of cities in the Mozambique
- Antonio Enes
- Cidade de Nacala
- Ilha de Mocambique
- Mocimboa da Praia
- Regedor Quissico