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Can You Drink Tap Water in Manama?
Yes, tap water is 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 Manama.
To see user submitted ratings of the water quality for Bahrain, see the "User Submitted Ratings" box on this page.
In spite of its tremendous developmental and progress, Bahrain is still considered to be one of the worst locations in the world to be a tap water consumer. It is ranked 7th out of the seventy countries that constitute the "developed" economies. Only Iraq, Iran and Yemen have worse rankings than Bahrain. What does this mean for the citizens of this oil-rich nation? It means that while there are certainly some really bad elements of water contamination in the country, there are also a lot of very good resources that make up the tap water that residents receive.
Tap water safety in Manama, as in many other nations of the Middle East, is relatively poor. Although the Arabian peninsula and other Gulf Cooperation Council nations are doing their best to bolster their nations'' clean air and water supplies, there is still much to be done. As a result, a large percentage of the world''s fresh water is still contaminated with toxic heavy metals. In many cases, that is more
The estimated price of bottled water
$0.74 in USD (1.5-liter)
USER SUBMITTED RATINGS
- Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 32% Low
- Water Pollution 46% Moderate
- Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 68% High
- Water Quality 54% Moderate
The above data is comprised of subjective, user submitted opinions about the water quality and pollution in Manama, 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.