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Can You Drink Tap Water in Kitwe?
We don't have enough information to make a specific recommendation about the safety of drinking tap water in Kitwe, Zambia.
However, based on information from nearby locations, the average water score in Zambia 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 Kitwe.
To see user submitted ratings of the water quality for Zambia, see the "User Submitted Ratings" box on this page.
The people of Zimbabwe are currently facing the threat of contaminated tap water. In May 2020, the Southern African region was hit by what is referred to as a bio-terrorism incident. The reported victims of this attack were cattle and at the time, it appeared that nothing had happened to them as the animals were still alive. Later, however, officials realized that some cattle had died from drinking contaminated tap water.
One way to combat the contaminated water is through having a portable water kit with an attached water filter. A majority of these portable water filtering units carry everything you need to purify water: a water bottle, the water filter itself, a water pitcher for dispensing water, and even some useful tools like strainers that allow you to get rid of leaves and other debris from your water. Once you get your filter installed, you will just have to fill the water bottle with tap water, and you are all set. These portable water filtering units are
The estimated price of bottled water
$0.55 in USD (1.5-liter)
USER SUBMITTED RATINGS
- Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 69% High
- Water Pollution 94% Very High
- Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 31% Low
- Water Quality 6% Very Low
The above data is comprised of subjective, user submitted opinions about the water quality and pollution in Kitwe, 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.