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Is Arecibo Tap Water Safe To Drink?

Yes! Generally Safe to Drink*

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

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Can You Drink Tap Water in Arecibo?

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 Arecibo.

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


Did you know that tap water on Arecibo Puerto Rico is contaminated? It is contaminated with heavy metals and other toxins, and it is getting worse every day. What is so disturbing about this is that the United States Environmental Protection Agency has found that it is contaminated with traces of lead and mercury. It is so bad that people have died from drinking this toxic water.

In response to this problem, the island''s government is working on improving its water supplies. However, the problem goes deeper than just the treatment facilities. This is a public health concern that must be solved before the water quality issues get any worse. There are many ways in which people can improve the quality of their tap water.

The first step is to understand what contaminants cause the water to be contaminated. As the name suggests, heavy metals are found in drinking water supplies. Lead can cause serious damage to your brain and nervous system, and mercury c

The estimated price of bottled water

$1.5 in USD (1.5-liter)


Arecibo tap water
  • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 25% Low
  • Water Pollution 42% Moderate
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 75% High
  • Water Quality 58% Moderate

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