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Is Guanajuato 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 Guanajuato?

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 Guanajuato.

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


Tap Water Quality in Guanajuato Mexico is terrible. The reason for this is because the municipal water treatment plant does not have the capacity to purify the water sufficiently. They are only capable of getting rid of at most about twenty percent of the contaminants that naturally occur in tap water.

I was very surprised to learn just how bad the tap water in Guanajuato is. It tastes like sewage and tastes like chemicals. There is a whole list of contaminants that are commonly found in tap water, which is very frightening. There is also a list of dangerous chemicals that could be present in the tap water as well.

So why is tap water quality so poor in Guanajuato? There are a couple of reasons for this. The water that gets into the reservoir has a lot of dissolved solids and fecal matter. This makes it taste bad and actually smells bad. As a matter of fact, if you walk into a Tap Water Park in Guanajuato, you will literally feel like you are walking

The estimated price of bottled water

$0.8 in USD (1.5-liter)


Guanajuato tap water
  • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 54% Moderate
  • Water Pollution 58% Moderate
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 46% Moderate
  • Water Quality 42% Moderate

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