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Is Cochabamba Tap Water Safe To Drink?

Do not Drink :(

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

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Can You Drink Tap Water in Cochabamba?

No, tap water is not 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 Cochabamba.

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


Water is treated in the vast majority of developed countries before being supplied to the people, but in many underdeveloped countries the treatment is not so complete. Many rural areas are the most affected by contaminated tap water. In Bolivia, Tap Water Cochabamba is treating on-site before being sent to residents. This makes it possible for residents to receive clean tap water, but at a high cost. A simple process called chlorination, which includes adding chlorine to make the water safe for human consumption, is not done in these rural communities.

Tap Water Cochabamba Bolivia is made by many companies operating out of a number of factories around the city. The main manufacturers of tap water in Cochabamba are affiliated with the Pacora de Oro company, also located close by. The Pacora de Oro plants produce a wide range of products, including the liquid used to treat tap water, as well as cement and stone. Pacora supplies the infrastructure required to treat

The estimated price of bottled water

$1.11 in USD (1.5-liter)


Cochabamba tap water
  • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 61% High
  • Water Pollution 70% High
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 39% Low
  • Water Quality 30% Low

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