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Is Managua 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 Managua?

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 Managua.

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

Tap Water is considered the most acceptable standard of tap water in Nicaragua. The reason for this is that, the infrastructure of the country is lacking and as a result, the infrastructure of cleanliness lacks. It is obvious that without clean infrastructure, the safety of people living in Nicaragua is at risk. Therefore, we are advising all travelers to take this into account before embarking on their travel to Nicaragua.

If you plan on traveling to Managua either for business or pleasure, then it is important that you ensure that you carry with you adequate quantities of bottled water, along with reliable water purification tablets, which can be easily purchased from your local drugstores. You will find that even the tap water in Managua is polluted. So, to ensure that you and your family are safe and secure while travelling to Nicaragua, you should carry the required gear. This is where bottled water comes into the picture!

Water bottles are an ess

The estimated price of bottled water

$0.7 in USD (1.5-liter)


Managua tap water
  • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 40% Moderate
  • Water Pollution 75% High
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 60% High
  • Water Quality 25% Low

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