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Can You Drink Tap Water in Asuncion?
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 Asuncion.
To see user submitted ratings of the water quality for Paraguay, see the "User Submitted Ratings" box on this page.
Paraguay is the only South American country that has introduced an eco-friendly clean drinking water policy. However, this policy does not cover all sources of tap water. The vast majority of the population relies on rainfall to collect their drinking water. Rainwater must be treated immediately after it arrives in order to ensure its safe consumption. The risk of contamination by parasites and bacteria is very high during this waiting period. Therefore, it is imperative that you take immediate action if you suspect that your supply is contaminated with parasites and bacteria.
Tap Water Quality In Perspective: Most people do not know that some contaminants can stay in our drinking water for up to 40 days after it has left the reservoir. These contaminants come from agricultural runoff and runoff from urban centers, cities, farms, and factories. These sources of contamination are not necessarily present when we draw our water directly from the tap. So why would the
What do people in Asuncion think about the tap water?
Paraguay is a country blessed with freshwater. You can drink the water in Asunción, though if you are sensitive to minor dietary changes you may prefer to avoid it. Bottled water is cheap.
The estimated price of bottled water
$0.56 in USD (1.5-liter)
USER SUBMITTED RATINGS
- Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 43% Moderate
- Water Pollution 63% High
- Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 57% Moderate
- Water Quality 38% Low
The above data is comprised of subjective, user submitted opinions about the water quality and pollution in Asuncion, 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.