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Is Ha’il 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 Ha'il?

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 Ha'il.

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


In one of the world''s premier water and health treatment facilities, Ha''il Saudi Arabia, tap water was tested for more than ten thousand different contaminants, some of which were not found in bottled beverages. "This was a surprise for me and we never expected to find lead and mercury in tap water," says Dr. Mohammed al-Qahtani, director of the Ha''il Health Authority. "The only thing that surprised us is that no one ever told us there were these chemicals."

The tests were performed during the construction of Ha''il Saudi Arabia, an eleven-hectare water treatment facility. The facilities are run by the Saudi Water Company (SWC). The company is the most trusted name in the industry. The facility provides clean water for households as well as businesses.

According to the SWC, the testing done for tap water had uncovered a number of chemical contaminants, including benzene, toluene, volatile organic compounds and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons. None

The estimated price of bottled water

$0.27 in USD (1.5-liter)


Ha'il tap water
  • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 50% Moderate
  • Water Pollution 42% Moderate
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 50% Moderate
  • Water Quality 58% Moderate

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