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Is Middelburg 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 Middelburg?

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 Middelburg.

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


Tap Water Middelburg is not as it used to be in many parts of South Africa. In fact it is a very worrying thing. It is ironic that it is the country where there is most of the contamination of tap water by its treatment plants that is considered the safest place to take your drinking water. We know that the treatment facilities are very good, but some of the private treatment plants are not as competent. This poses real threats to the tap water quality in this city.

A lot of the contamination comes from mining. Some of the tailings, or sludge, is dumped in the rivers and lakes to keep them running smoothly, but then some of it gets washed into the tap. There is much concern over the impact on the aquatic ecosystem.

It is known that most of the heavy metal contamination in the world is here in South Africa. There is a big problem with cadmium. It has shown very strongly in both lab tests and field studies. It is particularly dangerous because it combin

The estimated price of bottled water

$0.99 in USD (1.5-liter)


Middelburg tap water
  • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 88% Very High
  • Water Pollution 100% Very High
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 13% Very Low
  • Water Quality 41% Moderate

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