Tap water safety in Maputo (Mozambique ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฟ)

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

Numbeo

According to the Numbeo water drinkability and accessibility index, tap water has a score of 25 / 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 745$ per year in Maputo 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 Mozambique

Lonely Planet

Donโ€™t drink tap water unless it has been boiled, filtered or chemically disinfected (such as with iodine tablets). Donโ€™t drink from streams, rivers and lakes. Itโ€™s also best to avoid drinking from pumps and wells; some bring pure water to the surface, but the presence of animals can contaminate supplies. Bottled water is widely available, except in very remote areas, where you should carry a filter or purification tablets.

Centers for disease control and prevention (CDC)

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

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