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Is Arima Tap Water Safe to Drink?

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

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Can You Drink Tap Water in Arima?

We don't have enough information to make a specific recommendation about the safety of drinking tap water in Arima, Trinidad and Tobago.

However, based on information from nearby locations, the average water score in Trinidad and Tobago 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 Arima.

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

Click here to check out the water quality for Trinidad and Tobago


Tap Water is heavily contaminated with life-threatening contaminants. In Trinidad and Tobago, this contamination is known as Arima, and it''s in all probability the most common water contaminant in the entire world. The waters from many tap water sources are heavily contaminated by heavy metals such as lead and mercury. Many other chemicals that have been discovered in tap water are in addition to these highly toxic metal contaminants. Arima is actually a composite of hazardous heavy metals and is considered a "precursors" of dangerous pollutants.

There are two primary sources for tap water in Trinidad and Tobago. One is the municipality of Port Louis, which supplies municipal rates to homes and businesses. The second is private property owned by citizens. Most private property owners rely on private wells as their sole source of tap water, and for this they are willing to pay a pretty penny. Unfortunately, their private wells often contain trace amounts of Arima.

The estimated price of bottled water

$1.4 in USD (1.5-liter)


Arima tap water
  • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 48% Moderate
  • Water Pollution 67% High
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 52% Moderate
  • Water Quality 33% Low

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

Related FAQS


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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