Tap water safety in Arusha (Tanzania ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฟ)

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

Numbeo

According to the Numbeo water drinkability and accessibility index, tap water has a score of 75 / 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 635$ per year in Arusha 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 Tanzania

Lonely Planet

Unless your intestines are well accustomed to Tanzania, donโ€™t drink tap water that hasnโ€™t been boiled, filtered or chemically disinfected (eg with iodine tablets) and be wary of ice and fruit juices diluted with unpurified water. Avoid drinking from streams, rivers and lakes unless youโ€™ve purified the water first. The same goes for drinking from pumps and wells; some bring pure water to the surface, but the presence of animals can contaminate supplies. Bottled water is widely available, except in very remote areas, where you should carry a filter or purification tablets.

Centers for disease control and prevention (CDC)

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

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