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Is Lusaka 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 Lusaka?

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 Lusaka.

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

The Zambia capital is Lusaka and the largest city that form the economic hub of the Zanzibar archipelago. It is here in Lusaka that you will find some of the best mineral spring water in the world. This is because the Zambezi River passes through it. When you step into Lusaka, you can see the stunning Maize Plain with its amazing mountain peaks and the Zimani Hills rising above. Walking to the nearest town, Maun among others, is an incredible experience. You will get to see many old settlements as well as the newer townships built on the site of former settlements.

In order to ensure that you tap water supply remains clean and uncontaminated, you must ensure that it gets treated. You should install a filtration system at home. However, there are many suppliers who sell filtration systems that offer a variety of filtration methods such as reverse osmosis, distillation, carbon filters and so on. Thus, it is important to compare and choose the best among them.


The estimated price of bottled water

$0.86 in USD (1.5-liter)


Lusaka tap water
  • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 69% High
  • Water Pollution 98% Very High
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 31% Low
  • Water Quality 2% Very Low

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