Tap Water Safety in the Turks and Caicos Islands

Last UpdateApril 8, 2021 12:53 pm

How do People In Turks and Caicos Islands Rate The Tap Water?

Travellers and residents of Turks and Caicos Islands 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 38% Low
  • Water Pollution 50% Moderate
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 63% High
  • Water Quality 50% Moderate

Can you drink the tap water in Turks and Caicos Islands?

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

The water is safe to drink, although of variable quality depending on 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.