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Can You Drink Tap Water in Ibague?
We don't have enough information to make a specific recommendation about the safety of drinking tap water in Ibague, Colombia.
However, based on information from nearby locations, the average water score in Colombia 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 Ibague.
To see user submitted ratings of the water quality for Colombia, see the "User Submitted Ratings" box on this page.
If you are planning a trip to Colombia''s Medellin region, you should pay particular attention to the alarming reports of contaminated tap water. Colleagues who have traveled to the area recently have been reporting illnesses and diseases that they attribute to the contaminants found in the drinking water. One of the most alarming findings is the fact that one out of every three people in the Guarija municipality alone has some form of cancer attributed to their water. The town is located on the Guarija-Agua River, which washes through the central zone of Colombia''s Amazon rainforest.
It is important to understand that Colombia''s government is taking measures to clean up the contaminated areas. So far, authorities have found no traces of drugs or other toxins in tap water in the area. However, this does not necessarily mean that all is well. Recently, a Colombian law made it possible for residents of Guarija and municipalities adjacent to it to form a "guarantee
The estimated price of bottled water
$0.49 in USD (1.5-liter)
USER SUBMITTED RATINGS
- Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 22% Low
- Water Pollution 44% Moderate
- Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 78% High
- Water Quality 56% Moderate
The above data is comprised of subjective, user submitted opinions about the water quality and pollution in Ibague, 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.