Tap water safety in Cuenca (Ecuador ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡จ)

๐Ÿ‘ In general, the water may be safe to drink in Cuenca.

Numbeo

According to the Numbeo water drinkability and accessibility index, tap water has a score of 90 / 100 (100 being best).

Numbeo considers this score to be "Very high"

Scientific reports

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Advantages of drinking (filtered) tap water

1 adult could save about 774$ per year in Cuenca 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.

Tap water safety in all of Ecuador

World Health Organization (WHO)

According to the WHO, tap water is safe for consumption for 75% of the country.

There is a divide between rural and urban areas, tap water is safe to drink in 85% of urban areas, while it's only safe to drink in 58% of rural areas.

Lonely Planet

It's generally advisable not to drink tap water anywhere in Ecuador. Bottled water is widely available, and some hotels and guesthouses catering to foreigners provide purified water (agua purificada) for guests wishing to fill their own bottles.

Centers for disease control and prevention (CDC)

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