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Can You Drink Tap Water in Blida?
We don't have enough information to make a specific recommendation about the safety of drinking tap water in Blida, Algeria.
However, based on information from nearby locations, the average water score in Algeria 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 Blida.
To see user submitted ratings of the water quality for Algeria, see the "User Submitted Ratings" box on this page.
Recently, I took part in a study trip to Algeria. We were touring the area around Essaouira, where the Mediterranean Sea empties into the Atlantic Ocean. The region is known for its fresh water and natural spring water. However, we were stopped by an unexpected tap water problem.
Water in Algeria is treated before it is sent to homes, businesses, or public offices. It must also undergo various purification processes, including reverse osmosis, ultraviolet light, or chlorine disinfection. All of these steps are necessary to ensure safe drinking water.
The water coming into my hotel room was disgusting. It had an unmistakable bad taste. Like all other tap water that I have tasted, it was neither clean nor pure. When I asked the receptionist what I could do about the situation, she suggested that I look for a local expert. I went to one of the major cities nearby, where a municipal administrator assured me that they had found a way to improve the quality
The estimated price of bottled water
$0.26 in USD (1.5-liter)
USER SUBMITTED RATINGS
- Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 44% Moderate
- Water Pollution 54% Moderate
- Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 56% Moderate
- Water Quality 46% Moderate
The above data is comprised of subjective, user submitted opinions about the water quality and pollution in Blida, 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.