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Can You Drink Tap Water in Hermanus?
We don't have enough information to make a specific recommendation about the safety of drinking tap water in Hermanus, South Africa.
However, based on information from nearby locations, the average water score in South Africa is a out of 100.
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 Hermanus.
To see user submitted ratings of the water quality for South Africa, see the "User Submitted Ratings" box on this page.
It is estimated that more than 13 million people in the county of Hermanus need clean drinking water. This is based on the number of inhabitants who were displaced due to the diamond industry boom in the late 1990s. In order for the citizens of Hermanus to continue having access to safe drinking water, the local municipality has started providing pure tap water to all residents. In response to the growing need for safe water, several private companies have since been established. These companies have thus supplied their services to homes and businesses in Hermanus and surrounding areas such as Durban and Bloemfontein.
Tap water in many parts of Africa is known to be of poor quality. Often it is contaminated with metals such as lead, chromium, cadmium or mercury, which can cause health problems. Some studies also indicate that tap water is contaminated with bacteria such as giardia and Cryptosporidium. As a result, health experts have consistently advised people to
The estimated price of bottled water
$0.86 in USD (1.5-liter)
USER SUBMITTED RATINGS
- Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 35% Low
- Water Pollution 59% Moderate
- Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 65% High
- Water Quality 41% Moderate
The above data is comprised of subjective, user submitted opinions about the water quality and pollution in Hermanus, measured on a scale from 0% (lowest) to 100% (highest).
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.