How do People In Niue Rate The Tap Water?
Travellers and residents of Niue 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 50% Moderate
- Water Pollution % Very Low
- Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 50% Moderate
- Water Quality 100% Very High
Table of Contents1) How do People In Niue Rate The Tap Water?2) Tap water ratings3) Can you drink the tap water in Niue?4) Wikitravel5) Sources and Resources
Can you drink the tap water in Niue?
The US Center for Disease Control's travel advisory recommends avoiding tap water and drinking bottled or disinfected water in Niue (source). Like all countries though, water accessibility, sanitation, and treatment vary widely from location to location, so we encourage looking for specific city information.
Snorkelling is an alternative to diving. The Utuko Reef in Alofi and the reef pools at Hio Beach are excellent for beginners. Further north from Hio there's a pair of giant natural pools at Matapa that are best at low tide. Around the island there are places to snorkel outside the reef but should only be attempted by confident swimmers; in any case, seek local advice and check water conditions before venturing off on your own. To be completely safe, go with a partner or take a tour. Niue Dive operates snorkelling trips to sites around the island, including Snake Gully. You can also snorkel and swim with spinner dolphins (April to December) and humpback whales (June to October).
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.