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Is Harare 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 Harare?

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 Harare.

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


Have you ever been to Harare in Zimbabwe? If not, you should go now. This city, which is situated in Southern Africa, is the second largest city and the capital of Zimbabwe. It is a city with a lot of historical sites that attract tourists from all over the world. The city is built on the axis of gold and diamond and it has earned a lot of revenue through exports of these precious metals.

In general, tap water in Harare isn''t very safe to drink, though. That''s why the municipal workers have set up water purification plants to purify the tap water. These plants are operating smoothly and have upgraded to more advanced standards. If you know a reliable source for this information, feel free to drop a line in the chat box below! Drinking tap water will also help reduce your plastic footprint and enhance environmental pollution around the city.

Like many cities across Africa, Harare has seen a huge increase in its population over the last 20 years. As a

The estimated price of bottled water

$1.52 in USD (1.5-liter)


Harare tap water
  • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 76% High
  • Water Pollution 84% Very High
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 24% Low
  • Water Quality 16% Very Low

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