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Is Bujumbura Tap Water Safe To Drink?

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

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Can You Drink Tap Water in Bujumbura?

We don't have enough information to make a specific recommendation about the safety of drinking tap water in Bujumbura, Burundi.

However, based on information from nearby locations, the average water score in Burundi 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 Bujumbura.

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

Click here to check out the water quality for Burundi


The tap water of Bujumbura is safe for consumption, and most likely contains no traces of dangerous contaminants. This is an excellent news story, however, it does not reflect the situation in other parts of Africa, where there are reports of contamination in some areas. These include the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in North and South Kivu; Tanzania in Eastern Province and Southern Province, Zambia and Zimbabwe in Southern Province, Botswana in Southern Province and Malawi in the Southern Province.

What has happened in Burundi is that a former rebel group, known as the FDLR, has taken control of the country''s government, after a series of elections in 2020. The FDLR was fighting for independence from the French, and was responsible for some of the most horrific terrorist attacks against civilians. They were also known to be involved in conflict with the Congolese army. Many people believe that the FDLR was responsible for the Burundi airport bombing, as we

The estimated price of bottled water

$1.16 in USD (1.5-liter)


Bujumbura tap water
  • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 83% Very High
  • Water Pollution 100% Very High
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 17% Very Low
  • Water Quality 0% Very Low

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