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Is East London 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 East London?

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 East London.

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


This article is my personal opinion about tap water in East and South Africa. My own tap in Zimbabwe was found to contain a deadly carcinogen, lead. The levels found were so high I started to get really nervous. Not only was my family''s health in danger but mine too. It is not just Africa where contaminated water can lead to sickness, it can be quite serious all over the world.

I went on a mission to find out just what was in my tap water. It was time for me to learn which products on the market were actually made from clean water. My mission started when I decided to give a whole house water filter replacement system a try. This is basically a water purification system that sits on top of your counter. I figured this would give me a chance to see if I actually did get better results than the whole house system.

Upon arriving home, I was happy to find that the water from my tap looked much better than when I left it. My daughter and I are drinking th

The estimated price of bottled water

$0.81 in USD (1.5-liter)


East London tap water
  • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 38% Low
  • Water Pollution 53% Moderate
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 63% High
  • Water Quality 48% Moderate

The above data is comprised of subjective, user submitted opinions about the water quality and pollution in East London, measured on a scale from 0% (lowest) to 100% (highest).

Related FAQS


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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