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Is Cuenca 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 Cuenca?

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 Cuenca.

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


The main source of drinking water for the majority of people living in Cuenca, Ecuador is the river Cuenca. The water is safe to drink but it can be contaminated from other sources such as mines and sewage treatment plants. This article focuses on the problems and precautions you need to take when drinking from your tap water.

If you have ever taken tap water from your faucet in the shower or kitchen sink, you probably noticed that it was quite cloudy. You can''t blame this on the tap water, however. It''s very easy for people to get themselves sick when they are using polluted water so it''s important that you know a bit about the contaminants in your water before you drink from it.

Many different contaminants can be found in the water that is used to make tap water. Some of the contaminants are found naturally while others are man-made. Some of the natural contaminants include iron, arsenic, benzene, lead, and chlorine. There are also a number of pe

The estimated price of bottled water

$0.7 in USD (1.5-liter)


Cuenca tap water
  • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 10% Very Low
  • Water Pollution 30% Low
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 90% Very High
  • Water Quality 70% High

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