How do People In Nigeria Rate The Tap Water?
Travellers and residents of Nigeria 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 64% High
- Water Pollution 79% High
- Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 36% Low
- Water Quality 21% Low
Table of Contents1) How do People In Nigeria Rate The Tap Water?2) Tap water ratings3) Can you drink the tap water in Nigeria?4) What do people in Nigeria think about the tap water?5) Sources and Resources
Can you drink the tap water in Nigeria?
The US Center for Disease Control's travel advisory recommends avoiding tap water and drinking bottled or disinfected water in Nigeria (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 Nigeria think about the tap water?
Tap water is not drinkable in Nigeria. Be careful also to avoid iced drinks. Buy bottled water, use a purifier or drink boiled 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 Nigeria
- Benin City
- Birnin Kebbi
- Ikot Abasi
- Port Harcourt