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Is Bucaramanga 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 Bucaramanga?

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 Bucaramanga.

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


Tap Water, which comes from wells in the rural areas of Colombia, is one of the most widely distributed sources of freshwater. In fact, it is treated and distributed throughout the entire country. However, there has been little effort to study or improve tap water quality in towns and cities, even though these are the areas where most people regularly drink tap water. Because of insufficient information, the level of health risk posed by drinking contaminated tap water is unclear. To address this critical issue, researchers have launched projects aimed at improving tap water quality in the Colombian countryside.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), more than 200 million people in the United States alone are affected by water-borne diseases such as diarrhea, dysentery and cholera. It is a serious threat to society and to individual health because these diseases can be easily spread among communities through the use of unsafe water supplies. Tap Water B

The estimated price of bottled water

$0.7 in USD (1.5-liter)


Bucaramanga tap water
  • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 18% Very Low
  • Water Pollution 25% Low
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 82% Very High
  • Water Quality 75% High

The above data is comprised of subjective, user submitted opinions about the water quality and pollution in Bucaramanga, measured on a scale from 0% (lowest) to 100% (highest).

Related FAQS


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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