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Is Dakar 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 Dakar?

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 Dakar.

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


The town of Dakar Senegal lies in the heart of Africa, in the Sahel region of Morocco. It is not as well known in the Western world as other major cities like Rabat or Casablanca, but it still holds some of the best fresh water and health facilities. If you are planning to travel to Morocco in order to enjoy its natural beauty and climate, this article will give you a good overview of what to expect from the region.

The best way to start your search for clean, fresh water is to learn more about the treatment systems used in this part of the world. In the rural areas of Morocco, clean water is a priority. Many people simply use the local potable water which can be accessed from underground. Unfortunately, this water is not free from contamination because so many people live in the area and share water with so many others. You will be surprised by how many contaminants you come across in ordinary tap water!

One of the most common contaminants is bacteri

The estimated price of bottled water

$0.71 in USD (1.5-liter)


Dakar tap water
  • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 68% High
  • Water Pollution 83% Very High
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 32% Low
  • Water Quality 17% Very Low

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