Tap water safety in Colombo (Sri Lanka ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฐ)

๐Ÿ‘ In general, the water may be safe to drink in Colombo.

Numbeo

According to the Numbeo water drinkability and accessibility index, tap water has a score of 63 / 100 (100 being best).

Numbeo considers this score to be "High"

Scientific reports

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Advantages of drinking (filtered) tap water

1 adult could save about 358$ per year in Colombo 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.

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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 Sri Lanka

Lonely Planet

Tap water is not safe to drink. Use bottled or filtered water; for the former, look for the small round โ€˜SLSIโ€™ logo, which shows the water has been tested by the governmentโ€™s Sri Lanka Standards Institution (the majority of local brands).

Centers for disease control and prevention (CDC)

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

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