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Is Manizales Tap Water Safe To Drink?

Yes! Generally Safe to Drink*

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

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Can You Drink Tap Water in Manizales?

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 Manizales.

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


Tap Water is unsafe in many parts of the world. It can lead to various illnesses and diseases. Tap Water in Colombia is no exception. Colombia''s government is determined to provide quality water to its citizens. It has set up systems that ensure the quality and safety of tap water. But is it enough?

Tap Water Manizales Colombia uses a closed loop system to treat the water. The use of such a system ensures that all contaminants are removed from the tap water. The water is filtered to remove sediment, rust, iron, hydrogen sulfide, organic compounds, bacteria, protozoa and others. After this process is complete, the water is then sent to be cleaned and disinfected.

But is this enough? What happens if you want to drink the same water that has been cleansed and disinfected? The answer is no. This is because your body relies on water to carry nutrients and eliminate waste. You should also take note that water contaminated with heavy metals will cause illne


The water quality here is excellent (Manizales' water is on the top 10 of best quality drinking waters in the world), it is very pure also it is possible to drink straight from the tap here (but not in all parts of Colombia is this true), so no need to purchase bottled water and taste is great!

The estimated price of bottled water

$0.49 in USD (1.5-liter)


Manizales tap water
  • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 22% Low
  • Water Pollution 15% Very Low
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 100% Very High
  • Water Quality 85% Very High

The above data is comprised of subjective, user submitted opinions about the water quality and pollution in Manizales, measured on a scale from 0% (lowest) to 100% (highest).

Related FAQS


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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