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Is La Serena 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 La Serena?

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 La Serena.

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

When you go to La Serena Chile, the world famous city of the Canyon of Francia, it is hard not to be tempted to take a look at the picturesque Andean highlands. Located on the eastern rim of the canyon, the city makes an excellent location for a hiking trip, a stroll along the river or a quick stop at one of the many restaurants and shops. You will also find that there are many wonderful and affordable guesthouses and camping facilities in the area, making it perfect for a romantic holiday getaway or a family vacation. Even though you will find a great number of tourists and visitors in the area, it is worth considering how tap water is supplied for drinking and how this quality compares to that supplied by other areas around the country.

Tap water from La Serena is treated with chlorine before being sent down the drainage, following treatment it undergoes some further treatment to remove any remaining bacteria or toxins. The final stage is filtration before reachi

The estimated price of bottled water

$1.11 in USD (1.5-liter)


La Serena tap water
  • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 50% Moderate
  • Water Pollution 63% High
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 50% Moderate
  • Water Quality 38% Low

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