Tap water safety in Ghana ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญ

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

World Health Organization (WHO)

According to the WHO, tap water is safe for consumption for 55% of the country.

There is a divide between rural and urban areas, tap water is safe to drink in 63% of urban areas, while it's only safe to drink in 45% of rural areas.

Lonely Planet

Stick to drinking bottled water in Ghana and try to avoid the sachets of water sold on the street โ€“ these are often contaminated.

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 35.11 / 100 (100 being best).

Numbeo considers this score to be "Low"

Advantages of drinking (filtered) tap water

1 adult could save about 861$ per year in Ghana 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.

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Like in most countries, water quality and accessibility differs from location to location, therefore it's the best to check the information available on that place.

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