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Tap Water Safety in Yemen

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LAST UPDATED: April 8, 2021 12:53 pm
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How do People In Yemen Rate The Tap Water?

Travellers and residents of Yemen 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.

Can you drink the tap water in Yemen?

The US Center for Disease Control's travel advisory recommends avoiding tap water and drinking bottled or disinfected water in Yemen (source). Like all countries though, water accessibility, sanitation, and treatment vary widely from location to location, so we encourage looking for specific city information.

Wikitravel

Many juices and soft drinks are readily available, but you should avoid more scruffy-looking juice shops as they might be using tap water as base. Many Yemenis will drink tea (shay) or coffee (qahwa or bun) with their meals. Yemeni coffee is considerably weaker than the strong Turkish coffee found elsewhere in peninsular Arabia.
Tap water should be avoided. This is comparatively easy to do, as bottled water - both chilled and at room temperature - is readily available everywhere.
Tap water should be avoided. To stay safe, it is recommended to stick to the bottled variety.

USER SUBMITTED RATINGS

tap water
  • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 70% High
  • Water Pollution 70% High
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 30% Low
  • Water Quality 30% Low

The above data is comprised of subjective, user submitted opinions about the water quality and pollution in , measured on a scale from 0% (lowest) to 100% (highest).

Reminder

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.

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