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Is Abuja Tap Water Safe To Drink?

Do not Drink :(

LAST UPDATED: 12:53 pm, April 8, 2021

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Can You Drink Tap Water in Abuja?

No, tap water is not drinkable.

Tap Safe includes data from many publicly available sources, including the WHO (World Health Organization), CDC (Center for Disease Control), and user submitted databases, but unfortunately there's not enough data about Abuja.

To see user submitted ratings of the water quality for Nigeria, see the "User Submitted Ratings" box on this page.


Tap water in Nigeria is generally not considered fit to drink. With millions of people suffering from chronic thirst throughout the country, the government has not set up drinking water systems to cater to their needs. Until a few decades ago, tap water in Nigeria was of no concern because the pipes used were the old and often clogged with dirt and human feces. The situation has changed since the advent of new technologies that have made tap water clean and available at affordable rates.

The only way to get a regular supply of safe drinking water is to install water filter devices that remove harmful contaminants like chlorine, lead and microorganisms. If you do not have them installed at your house then you can count on getting sick and having diseases as a consequence of using tap water that is not fit to drink. Since there is no official requirement for tap water quality, anyone who wants to install a water filter device at home should buy one based on his or h

The estimated price of bottled water

$0.41 in USD (1.5-liter)


Abuja tap water
  • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 50% Moderate
  • Water Pollution 71% High
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 50% Moderate
  • Water Quality 29% Low

The above data is comprised of subjective, user submitted opinions about the water quality and pollution in Abuja, measured on a scale from 0% (lowest) to 100% (highest).

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Always take extra precautions, the water may be safe to drink when it leaves the sewage treatment plant but it may pick up pollutants during its way to your tap. We advise that you ask locals or hotel staff about the water quality. Also, note that different cities have different water mineral contents.

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