Tap water safety in Dakar (Senegal ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ณ)

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

Numbeo

According to the Numbeo water drinkability and accessibility index, tap water has a score of 31 / 100 (100 being best).

Numbeo considers this score to be "Low"

Scientific reports

We are working on providing you with scientific reports about the water quality in Dakar, 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 774$ per year in Dakar 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 Senegal

Lonely Planet

Never drink tap water in Senegal unless it has been boiled, filtered or chemically disinfected (with iodine tablets for instance).

Centers for disease control and prevention (CDC)

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

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