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Can You Drink Tap Water in Banjul?
We don't have enough information to make a specific recommendation about the safety of drinking tap water in Banjul, Gambia.
However, based on information from nearby locations, the average water score in Gambia 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 Banjul.
To see user submitted ratings of the water quality for Gambia, see the "User Submitted Ratings" box on this page.
The ban of tap water in Gambia is the result of an investigation done by the World Health Organization. It was the result of findings that indicated that the local government had failed to provide safe water to its people.
It''s government was not doing a very good job at that. The authorities said they were investigating the source of the water supply but when the investigation was completed, the head of the department of water and sanitation declared that the authorities had found that there were not enough tanks for storing the water and that this was a safety issue.
There are not enough storage tanks to store enough of Gambian''s tap water. This means that the entire water system in the Gambia is being shut down. So what will the residents of Gambia do now? How will they get their daily doses of water?
The best option for them is to buy bottled water. The problem is that the bottled water companies have made it clear that they don''t
The estimated price of bottled water
$0.47 in USD (1.5-liter)
USER SUBMITTED RATINGS
- Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 83% Very High
- Water Pollution 75% High
- Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 17% Very Low
- Water Quality 25% Low
The above data is comprised of subjective, user submitted opinions about the water quality and pollution in Banjul, 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.