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Is Fortaleza 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 Fortaleza?

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 Fortaleza.

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


You may have come across the term Tap Water Fortaleza. You may even be wondering what it means. Well, Fortaleza means "good" in Portuguese and means "pure". It is actually a very impressive Brazilian brand that purifies your water while giving you a clear conscience and good health.

Fortaleza purifies tap water in such a way that it gives you a healthy, tasty and crystal clear beverage each time. The quality of the water coming from Fortaleza ranges from excellent to extraordinary. You can choose between one of the hundreds of different kinds of filtration systems that the company offers for your home.

If you are one of those people that live in a sunny state then this is the water to go with because it is made of ultra violet light purification. This process ensures that any harmful organisms or chemicals that have been introduced to the supply are removed. This makes it safer for humans to drink from and much safer for the environment.


As a rule of thumb, try to avoid drinking tap water. If you travel west from Fortaleza, into the states of Maranhão, Pará or further, Brazilian authorities recommend that you get a yellow fever vaccination. An International Certificate of Vaccination [58] can be issued if you have the shot taken at the airport or in the city center. If you already have your booklet, and only need a new shot and the corresponding entry, this is best done at the medical center at Avenida Antonio Justa, one block from Pão de Açucar, weekdays 7 AM to 4:30 PM, free of charge.

The estimated price of bottled water

$0.68 in USD (1.5-liter)


Fortaleza tap water
  • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 46% Moderate
  • Water Pollution 59% Moderate
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 54% Moderate
  • Water Quality 41% Moderate

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