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Is Kuwait City Tap Water Safe To Drink?

Do not Drink :(

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

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Can You Drink Tap Water in Kuwait City?

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 Kuwait City.

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


Tap Water is a vital part of daily life for millions of people living in developing countries. In Kuwait, it''s a little easier to get clean drinking water, but there are still many areas where water supplies are still contaminated and unsafe to drink. Kuwait City has made some headway in improving the quality of its drinking water, but is still not at par with other countries.

The main problem with tap water in Kuwait is the amount of chemicals in the water. Kuwait City, due to its vast oil industry, has a very high level of chlorination, which makes it difficult for many people to drink. Chlorine and other heavy metals are naturally present in most sources of water, so it''s hard to imagine why Kuwait City has such high levels.

Other contaminants, such as lead, arsenic and benzene, can also be found in Kuwait City tap water. It''s easy to see why this water is so expensive to buy.

There are a number of filters that can be used to filter

The estimated price of bottled water

$0.54 in USD (1.5-liter)


Kuwait City tap water
  • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 40% Moderate
  • Water Pollution 61% High
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 60% High
  • Water Quality 39% Low

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