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Is Huaraz 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 Huaraz?

We don't have enough information to make a specific recommendation about the safety of drinking tap water in Huaraz, Peru.

However, based on information from nearby locations, the average water score in Peru 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 Huaraz.

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

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huaraz Peru is one of the countries that can give you a variety of tap water quality problems, but certainly not Tap Water Quality standards. Most cities in Huaraz have bad tap water and because it''s cheap to fill up bottles in many of the towns, this means that most people in town have no problem with it whatsoever. But when it comes to the Andes Mountains, there are some serious pollutants that can be found in some of the more remote mountain villages. These villages can have dirt, drugs and electricity in the tap water, and some locals don''t even bat an eyelash at it. There are many areas in the Andes where the drugs residue from the Peruvian people have killed livestock, and many places where the drugs have been injected into fresh water supplies.

The drugs that are typically found in the tap water in Huaraz are things like anti-depressants, heart medicines, antibiotics and anti-seizure medications. While these are considered safe for human consumption, they

The estimated price of bottled water

$0.81 in USD (1.5-liter)


Huaraz tap water
  • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 61% High
  • Water Pollution 80% Very High
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 39% Low
  • Water Quality 20% Low

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