Tap water safety in Democratic Republic Of the Congo 🇨🇩

👎 In general, the water in Democratic Republic Of the Congo is not safe to drink.

Lonely Planet

It is not safe to drink tap water in DRC. Always drink bottled water (and check the seal on the cap is not broken) or the boiled water that some hotels will leave in your room.

Centers for disease control and prevention (CDC)

According to the CDC tap water is generally not safe for consumption.


According to the Numbeo water drinkability and accessibility index, tap water has a score of 0.0 / 100 (100 being best).

Numbeo considers this score to be "Very low"

Advantages of drinking (filtered) tap water

1 adult could save about 1445$ per year in Democratic Republic Of the Congo by drinking tap water instead of buying bottled water.

🐳 Drinking tap water would also help with reducing your plastic footprint and improve environmental pollution.