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Is Antofagasta 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 Antofagasta?

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 Antofagasta.

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


Antofagasta Chile offers some of the best bottled water on the planet. However, the quality and safety of their Tap Water are questioned by some experts, including the FDA. In June 2020, the city of Antofagasta Chile began an investigation after a local television station released video footage showing apparent Tap Water Quality issues. The report focused on the town of Puerto Morelos and specifically the municipality''s connection to the tap-water plant. Since the report, more information has become available and we wanted to take the time to review it in detail.

First, what is tap water quality? The quality of your tap water should be good enough for drinking and avoiding illnesses like gastrointestinal problems and diarrhea. If it isn''t you probably have some other issue such as a contaminated well or tank, possibly leaching to your entire household or just generally not looking so good. So, how is tap water quality tested? Well, the FDA has developed specific

The estimated price of bottled water

$1.17 in USD (1.5-liter)


Antofagasta tap water
  • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 67% High
  • Water Pollution 92% Very High
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 33% Low
  • Water Quality 8% Very Low

The above data is comprised of subjective, user submitted opinions about the water quality and pollution in Antofagasta, 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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