Tap water safety in Sierra Leone ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฑ

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

World Health Organization (WHO)

According to the WHO, tap water is safe for consumption for 10% of the country.

There is a divide between rural and urban areas, tap water is safe to drink in 12% of urban areas, while it's only safe to drink in 9% of rural areas.

Lonely Planet

Stick to drinking bottled water in Sierra Leone and try to avoid the sachets of water sold on the street โ€“ these are often contaminated.

Centers for disease control and prevention (CDC)

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


According to the Numbeo water drinkability and accessibility index, tap water has a score of 0.0 / 100 (100 being best).

Numbeo considers this score to be "Very low"

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