Tap water safety in Nairobi (Kenya ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ช)

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

Numbeo

According to the Numbeo water drinkability and accessibility index, tap water has a score of 37 / 100 (100 being best).

Numbeo considers this score to be "Low"

Scientific reports

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Advantages of drinking (filtered) tap water

1 adult could save about 657$ per year in Nairobi 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 Kenya

Lonely Planet

Never drink tap water unless it has been boiled, filtered or chemically disinfected (such as with iodine tablets). Never drink from streams, rivers and lakes. Itโ€™s also best to avoid drinking from pumps and wells โ€“ some do bring pure water to the surface, but the presence of animals can still contaminate supplies.

Centers for disease control and prevention (CDC)

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

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