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Is Kisumu 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 Kisumu?

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

However, based on information from nearby locations, the average water score in Kenya 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 Kisumu.

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

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The town of Kisumu Kenya was first occupied by the Maasai Mara. This tribe''s origins date back to the eleventh century, and they were once nomadic herders who settled down along the Kenya coast. Over time they developed into farmers, but they always kept their cattle and horses.

As the Maasai migrated along the coast, they were able to find wells that provided a fresh supply of drinking water. The water was potable but not very healthy. They used to fill up large buckets with water in order to quench their thirst. Then they used to collect the water from the well and make it available for consumption.

By the end of the nineteenth century, the Maasai found themselves living in a different area, and they discovered another source of tap water. They settled down here and constructed homes. Since this was an area where people used water for a variety of purposes, they began to build a system to purify it.

The Maasai had long since learned th

The estimated price of bottled water

$0.84 in USD (1.5-liter)


Kisumu tap water
  • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 61% High
  • Water Pollution 81% Very High
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 39% Low
  • Water Quality 19% Very Low

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