Tap water safety in Morocco ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฆ

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

World Health Organization (WHO)

According to the WHO, tap water is safe for consumption for 81% of the country.

There is a divide between rural and urban areas, tap water is safe to drink in 90% of urban areas, while it's only safe to drink in 65% of rural areas.

Lonely Planet

Tap water is chlorinated in Moroccoโ€™s cities and generally safe to drink โ€“ certainly safe to clean your teeth with. Elsewhere, stick to treated water โ€“ filter or purify it.

Bottled water is available everywhere, although there is an environmental cost through the mountains of discarded (and unrecycled) plastic bottles.

Off the beaten track, water drawn from wells or pumped from boreholes should be safe, but never drink water from rivers or lakes, as this may contain bacteria or viruses that can cause diarrhoea or vomiting.

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 55.19 / 100 (100 being best).

Numbeo considers this score to be "Moderate"

Advantages of drinking (filtered) tap water

1 adult could save about 416$ per year in Morocco 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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