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Can You Drink Tap Water in Akure?
We don't have enough information to make a specific recommendation about the safety of drinking tap water in Akure, Nigeria.
However, based on information from nearby locations, the average water score in Nigeria is a out of 100.
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 Akure.
To see user submitted ratings of the water quality for Nigeria, see the "User Submitted Ratings" box on this page.
The tap water supplied to most of the communities in Akure State in Nigeria is usually considered fit for human consumption. That is, until a certain stage. This is when experts from the World Health Organization and other medical bodies from around the globe come out in force to condemn the quality of the water. For some reason, every time a new case of drinking water contamination is reported, there is an increased demand for bottled water in order to continue the cover up for this dangerous phenomenon. While it may be true that some people have become careless with their water consumption - for instance, some people have begun to regularly take more than the recommended daily allowance of water - anyone who takes tap water to "drink to stay healthy" is making a mistake.
The sad fact is that while the vast majority of waterborne diseases are caused by viruses and bacteria, the percentage of cases related to prescription drugs is also on the rise. In this regard,
The estimated price of bottled water
$0.46 in USD (1.5-liter)
USER SUBMITTED RATINGS
- Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 64% High
- Water Pollution 79% High
- Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 36% Low
- Water Quality 21% Low
The above data is comprised of subjective, user submitted opinions about the water quality and pollution in Akure, measured on a scale from 0% (lowest) to 100% (highest).
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.