Tap water safety in Arequipa (Peru ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ช)

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

Numbeo

According to the Numbeo water drinkability and accessibility index, tap water has a score of 36 / 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 679$ per year in Arequipa 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.

Explore other places in Peru

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 Peru

World Health Organization (WHO)

According to the WHO, tap water is safe for consumption for 50% of the country.

There is a divide between rural and urban areas, tap water is safe to drink in 59% of urban areas, while it's only safe to drink in 21% of rural areas.

Lonely Planet

Tap water in Peru is not safe to drink. Boiling water vigorously for one minute is the most effective means of water purification. At altitudes over 2000m (6500ft), boil for three minutes.

You can also disinfect water with iodine or water-purification pills or use a water filter or Steripen. Consult with outdoor retailers on the best option for your travel situation.

Centers for disease control and prevention (CDC)

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