Tap water safety in Asuncion (Paraguay ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡พ)

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


According to the Numbeo water drinkability and accessibility index, tap water has a score of 57 / 100 (100 being best).

Numbeo considers this score to be "Moderate"

Scientific reports

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Advantages of drinking (filtered) tap water

1 adult could save about 475$ per year in Asuncion 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 Paraguay

World Health Organization (WHO)

According to the WHO, tap water is safe for consumption for 64% of the country.

There is a divide between rural and urban areas, tap water is safe to drink in 72% of urban areas, while it's only safe to drink in 51% of rural areas.

Lonely Planet

Water is drinkable in the cities, but avoid it in the countryside. In the Chaco it is positively salty.

Centers for disease control and prevention (CDC)

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