Tap water safety in Dominican Republic ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ด

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

Lonely Planet

Only purified water should be used for drinking, brushing your teeth as well as hand washing. Many, if not most, accommodations provide at least one bottle per guest per day.

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 39.63 / 100 (100 being best).

Numbeo considers this score to be "Low"

Advantages of drinking (filtered) tap water

1 adult could save about 657$ per year in Dominican Republic 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.