Tap water safety in Port Moresby (Papua New Guinea ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฌ)

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


According to the Numbeo water drinkability and accessibility index, tap water has a score of 44 / 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 Port Moresby, 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 1606$ per year in Port Moresby 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 Papua New Guinea

Lonely Planet

The municipal water supply in the capital and in the majority of major towns can be trusted. If youโ€™re trekking, drink only from streams at a higher altitude than nearby villages. It's always a sensible precaution to boil, filter or chemically disinfect water.

Centers for disease control and prevention (CDC)

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