Tap water safety in Montego Bay (Jamaica ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒ)

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


According to the Numbeo water drinkability and accessibility index, tap water has a score of 59 / 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 Montego Bay, 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 1029$ per year in Montego Bay 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.

Tap water safety in all of Jamaica

Lonely Planet

Water is generally safe to drink from faucets throughout the island, except in the most far-flung rural regions. It is safest, however, to stick with bottled water, which is widely available. Itโ€™s a good idea to avoid ice, particularly that sold at street stands as โ€˜bellywash,โ€™ โ€˜snoconesโ€™ or โ€˜skyjuiceโ€™ โ€“ shaved-ice cones sweetened with fruit juice. Unless youโ€™re certain that the local water is not contaminated, you shouldnโ€™t drink it. In Jamaicaโ€™s backwaters, clean your teeth with purified water rather than tap water.

Centers for disease control and prevention (CDC)

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