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Can You Drink Tap Water in Al Muharraq?
Yes, tap water is 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 Al Muharraq.
To see user submitted ratings of the water quality for Bahrain, see the "User Submitted Ratings" box on this page.
The tap water of Bahrain is usually contaminated with heavy metals such as lead, mercury, and aluminum. The problem is getting worse as the population continues to grow in size. The heavy metal content of the water makes it a health hazard for children and senior citizens alike. A recent report concluded that up to 20 percent of homes in the United States contain high levels of lead. Many parents in the United States have been alarmed at the findings.
In Al Muharrah, every home relies on municipal tap water. This can be a very expensive way of getting water, especially in a country that is experiencing a severe drought. What many people do not realize is that there are bottled water companies that bring clean water from different countries and pipes right into Al Muharrah.
There are no tap water quality standards in Al Muharrah. It has long been known that the water coming into the area was of poor quality. However, these alarming reports seem to have
The estimated price of bottled water
$0.53 in USD (1.5-liter)
USER SUBMITTED RATINGS
- Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 17% Very Low
- Water Pollution 17% Very Low
- Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 83% Very High
- Water Quality 83% Very High
The above data is comprised of subjective, user submitted opinions about the water quality and pollution in Al Muharraq, 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.