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Is Culiacan 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 Culiacan?

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

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


How is it that you can have so much fun in Mexico, while at the same time drinking unfiltered tap water? You can do so for under ten bucks and without breaking the law. That is what they tell us in Mexico, anyway. In fact, the law against tap water quality that they enforce is so strict that they even put you on a plane, if you are found to be violating it. So you see, there are no such strict laws in Mexico.

You may find it interesting that in Culiacan, Mexico, they have the biggest water filtering facilities there are anywhere in the world. They process all the municipal waste water, which is over seven million gallons daily, into clean tap water. There is none of the chlorination found in American municipal water systems. In fact, there is no taste or smell.

In many parts of Mexico, especially the rural areas, they use a small amount of chlorine. It is added to soften the water. It actually kills bacteria that might otherwise live in the pipes. But

The estimated price of bottled water

$0.77 in USD (1.5-liter)


Culiacan 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 Culiacan, 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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