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Is Barranquilla 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 Barranquilla?

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 Barranquilla.

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

Recently in Colombia, a group of concerned citizens has launched the idea of creating a nationwide "Tap Water Barranquilla" to alert consumers and protect the health and safety of Colombian citizens. This act of conscience is an effort to draw attention to the alarming tap water quality and the lack of measures taken to improve it. The goal is to draw attention to the fact that Colombia has one of the highest cases of lead poisoning in the world, with over 600 cases for every 100,000 people.

The causes of lead poisoning in Colombia are numerous and varied. Lead can be present in water at any point during its production or at any stage of its transportation. Tap Water is highly vulnerable to contamination by lead, because it washes down into the aquifer right before it makes it way to the Tap Water faucets and eventually ends up in the local groundwater system. Tap Water from Colombia and Latin America can be very badly contaminated from the Tap Water as well as fro

The estimated price of bottled water

$1.41 in USD (1.5-liter)


Barranquilla tap water
  • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 33% Low
  • Water Pollution 47% Moderate
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 67% High
  • Water Quality 53% Moderate

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