Tap Water Safety in Suriname

Last UpdateApril 8, 2021 12:53 pm

How do People In Suriname Rate The Tap Water?

Travellers and residents of Suriname 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 32% Low
  • Water Pollution 55% Moderate
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 68% High
  • Water Quality 45% Moderate

Can you drink the tap water in Suriname?

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

Tap water is safe to drink in Paramaribo but not elsewhere.


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.