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Can You Drink Tap Water in Mayaguez?
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 Mayaguez.
To see user submitted ratings of the water quality for Puerto Rico, see the "User Submitted Ratings" box on this page.
The capital of Puerto Rico, San Juan, is synonymous with San Juan Aquariums. I''ve traveled to the area many times and found it to be a beautiful city with a lot of history. Unfortunately, it''s also home to one of the most contaminated drinking water supplies in the world. What''s more, there''s no real way to test for contamination with local tap water... not, unless you plan to drink most of it (which is a good choice by the way). In fact, it''s probably best to avoid drinking the water altogether.
Puerto Rico has a long, complicated history. One of the reasons it gained its Spanish colonial connection is because it benefited from the expansion of sugar production in the area. Sugar production made Puerto Rico wealthy and gave it plenty of fresh water. Unfortunately, this also brought a slew of diseases, including what''s now known as Puerto Rican Flu.
There are three main water treatment facilities in the entire island of Puerto Rico. Unfortunatel
The estimated price of bottled water
$1.5 in USD (1.5-liter)
USER SUBMITTED RATINGS
- Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 25% Low
- Water Pollution 42% Moderate
- Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 75% High
- Water Quality 58% Moderate
The above data is comprised of subjective, user submitted opinions about the water quality and pollution in Mayaguez, 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.