Tap water safety in Copiapo (Chile ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฑ)

๐Ÿ‘Ž In general, the water in Copiapo is not safe to drink.

Numbeo

According to the Numbeo water drinkability and accessibility index, tap water has a score of 50 / 100 (100 being best).

Numbeo considers this score to be "Moderate"

Scientific reports

We are working on providing you with scientific reports about the water quality in Copiapo, if you know a reliable source for that feel free to shoot us a message in the chat below!

Advantages of drinking (filtered) tap water

1 adult could save about 781$ per year in Copiapo by drinking tap water instead of buying bottled water.

๐Ÿณ Drinking tap water would also help with reducing your plastic footprint and improve environmental pollution.

Warning

Even though drinking water might be considered safe, if you plan to travel to Copiapo, consider talking to your local contact to verify that. Old pipes could be leaking toxic material or water in that specific country could contain heavy metals or bacteria.

Tap water safety in all of Chile

World Health Organization (WHO)

According to the WHO, tap water is safe for consumption for 99% of the country.

Lonely Planet

The tap water in Chile's cities is generally safe but has a high mineral content that can cause stomach upsets; bottled water is a good idea for delicate stomachs and in the north. Vigorous boiling for one minute is the most effective means of water purification. At altitudes greater than 2000m, boil for three minutes. You can also disinfect water with iodine pills, a water filter or Steripen.

Centers for disease control and prevention (CDC)

According to the CDC tap water is generally safe for consumption.