Tap water safety in Kampala (Uganda ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฌ)

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


According to the Numbeo water drinkability and accessibility index, tap water has a score of 32 / 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 642$ per year in Kampala 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 Uganda

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 87% of urban areas, while it's only safe to drink in 39% of rural areas.

Lonely Planet

Avoid drinking tap water in Uganda. Water that is bottled, boiled or filtered should be fine.

Centers for disease control and prevention (CDC)

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

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