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Is Chapala 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 Chapala?

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

However, based on information from nearby locations, the average water score in Mexico 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 Chapala.

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

Click here to check out the water quality for Mexico


Chapala Mexico has long been known as a region with superb tap water quality. There are many private treatment centers in the town, and they are among the best in the entire country. Unfortunately, because of the wealth of tourism that has sprung up in this area, it is no longer an option for some families to go to their municipal treatment facility for their drinking water. Instead, they must travel great distances to receive safe, clean tap water from local municipalities. Many people, especially the children, have learned to become more comfortable with bottled water, due to a perceived lack of quality in tap water in Mexico.

Tap water quality in Mexico can vary immensely depending on where in the country you are. In certain rural communities along the Pacific Ocean, such as Chapala, the water is safe to drink and the consumption of much of it has been done by local inhabitants for centuries. On the other side of the country in other towns and cities like Tapot

The estimated price of bottled water

$0.79 in USD (1.5-liter)


Chapala tap water
  • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 46% Moderate
  • Water Pollution 61% High
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 54% Moderate
  • Water Quality 39% Low

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