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Is Honiara Tap Water Safe To Drink?

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LAST UPDATED: 12:53 pm, April 8, 2021

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Can You Drink Tap Water in Honiara?

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 Honiara.

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

Tap Water Honiara is one of the most popular resorts in the Solomon Islands. It is also one of the least accessible, which adds to its popularity. The lack of road access makes this island destination an ideal location for trekking and other adventure activities. Despite this, the local population relies on wells for their own drinking water, which is not healthy. The island has excellent tap water quality, but no amount of filtration or treatment can hide the fact that Tap Water Honiara is still a poor quality resort town.

There are two main Tap Water Treatment Units available in the city. These are situated at the main Tap Water Processing and Refurbishment Plant (TVPRP) and the wastewater treatment and collection unit (WTP). Both of these facilities service a large number of visitors every day. Some travellers prefer the convenience of the TVPRP, as it is closer to their accommodation. However, it is expensive and suffers from frequent outages. The other facilit

The estimated price of bottled water

$1.51 in USD (1.5-liter)


Honiara tap water
  • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 56% Moderate
  • Water Pollution 85% Very High
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 44% Moderate
  • Water Quality 15% Very Low

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