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Is Cali 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 Cali?

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 Cali.

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


Have you ever wondered what the source of your Tap Water is? Have you ever thought about contaminating your body with toxic heavy metals from drinking contaminated water? You could be one of the thousands of Americans who have the answer. If you are not a citizen of the United States or a legal resident of any country, you are still responsible for your own tap water safety and the health risks that result. The only way to really be sure that you are not putting yourself at risk is to keep a close watch on your drinking water at home and at work. By doing so, you can help ensure the quality of the water that you do receive.

Tap Water in Colombia is treated at the hydroelectric dam sites before being sent to the local treatment plant. The water then travels through three major filtration plants, all of which use different methods to clean the water. In rural areas, the water that goes through the tap first is used to feed the livestock of the families living in the

The estimated price of bottled water

$0.73 in USD (1.5-liter)


Cali tap water
  • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 19% Very Low
  • Water Pollution 42% Moderate
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 81% Very High
  • Water Quality 58% Moderate

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