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Is Merida 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 Merida?

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 Merida.

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


There are many myths about tap water in Venezuela that people believe. Some of these are quite unfounded and some of them are true.

There are rumors that tap water in Venezuela is dirty. The fact is that the water is clean and does not contain any toxins. This is what is meant by the term ''purified''. Many people have been known to experience a slight tingling or burning sensation after drinking it. Such reactions occur because it has been subjected to the treatment process of reverse osmosis.

There are some who think that tap water from the area of Merida, Venezuela has some kind of strange taste. However, this is not true. It is the reverse osmosis that is used to purify water in this area. The water is then sent to the United States, where the treatment process is carried out to make sure it meets all safety standards. In the case of bottled water, it is usually sent to countries that use reverse osmosis technology.

Some say that tap

The estimated price of bottled water

$0.77 in USD (1.5-liter)


Merida tap water
  • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 43% Moderate
  • Water Pollution 54% Moderate
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 57% Moderate
  • Water Quality 46% Moderate

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