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Is Belize City Tap Water Safe To Drink?

Do not Drink :(

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

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Can You Drink Tap Water in Belize City?

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 Belize City.

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


Tap Water Belize City, like most cities in the world, is filled with contaminants and potential toxins. It is important to take steps that ensure your health and well being by implementing tap water safety measures. This includes having a purifying system in place, whether for your home or office. By doing so, you can protect yourself, your family, your business, and the environment.

Tap water is the most common source of contamination for Central and South America. Contaminants such as pesticides, herbicides, and industrial waste can seep into the water causing serious health problems for people and animals. The contaminated water can also make its way through the drainage systems and find its way to rural communities that rely on wells for their drinking water. Since many people do not have access to clean tap water and because of the cost of installation, it has become an economical choice to settle for tap water purification.

Tap water purificatio

The estimated price of bottled water

$1.62 in USD (1.5-liter)


Belize City tap water
  • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 50% Moderate
  • Water Pollution 75% High
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 50% Moderate
  • Water Quality 25% Low

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