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Can You Drink Tap Water in Couva?
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 Couva.
To see user submitted ratings of the water quality for Trinidad and Tobago, see the "User Submitted Ratings" box on this page.
Trinidad and Tobago is one of the developing countries in the Caribbean. The infrastructure of the country is not up to international standards. In fact, over the last year the government of Trinidad And Tobago had taken several measures to improve the quality of the tap water available to citizens. A major concern that many residents and visitors have had is the presence of cysts and bacteria. These cysts, if left unchecked can cause serious health problems such as diarrhea, vomiting, fever and even death.
The problem with using tap water straight from the tap can be many. Tap water is not regulated at all. When it leaves a home it travels through many different systems. It is then treated before it leaves a public faucet. That treatment can leave your tap something that is contaminated and unsafe to drink.
To begin with tap water goes through what is called an activated carbon filtering system. This is nothing more than a large filter filled with che
The estimated price of bottled water
$1.4 in USD (1.5-liter)
USER SUBMITTED RATINGS
- Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 25% Low
- Water Pollution 44% Moderate
- Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 75% High
- Water Quality 56% Moderate
The above data is comprised of subjective, user submitted opinions about the water quality and pollution in Couva, 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.