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Can You Drink Tap Water in Conakry?
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 Conakry.
To see user submitted ratings of the water quality for Guinea, see the "User Submitted Ratings" box on this page.
While many of us think that tap water is safe, many people in the West are unaware of the fact that tap water in Guinea is contaminated with malaria-causing parasites and other harmful substances. Most of the population in this country is illiterate and therefore the people don''t know about the dangerous levels of toxins and chemicals that have been found in their water supply.
As a result many people are buying bottled water, which does not meet their personal drinking needs, as a substitute for tap water. However, many bottled water companies do not tell the people that tap water is highly contaminated and is not able to provide the benefits that bottled water claims to offer.
The most common threat from tap water in Guinea is malaria. A single case of malaria can kill hundreds of people. If you go to Guinea you will find that there are lots of mosquito nets everywhere, but the malaria is still there. When you drink tap water, you may be at risk of
The estimated price of bottled water
$1 in USD (1.5-liter)
USER SUBMITTED RATINGS
- Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 88% Very High
- Water Pollution 94% Very High
- Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 13% Very Low
- Water Quality 6% Very Low
The above data is comprised of subjective, user submitted opinions about the water quality and pollution in Conakry, measured on a scale from 0% (lowest) to 100% (highest).
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.