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Can You Drink Tap Water in Monrovia?
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 Monrovia.
To see user submitted ratings of the water quality for Liberia, see the "User Submitted Ratings" box on this page.
Tap Water in Liberia is safe, clean, and available at reasonable prices. The water from the main rivers and lakes has been deemed healthy enough to drink. Many people have expressed the desire to have access to clean and safe drinking water for health and hygiene reasons. They want to know that the water they are using is free of any contaminants or impurities and pure from the tap.
The water from wells is not considered pure as it has bacteria, minerals, and metals. It is also not clean enough to be of use for cooking or drinking. People all over Liberia are facing a growing public health threat from the many harmful viruses and other harmful microorganisms that can enter the water through rivers and lakes. These harmful organisms are capable of causing diarrhea, dysentery, and even cancer.
There are many ways to test your tap water quality in Liberia. There are government institutions that conduct water tests to keep the public informed on the state
The estimated price of bottled water
$1.25 in USD (1.5-liter)
USER SUBMITTED RATINGS
- Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 80% Very High
- Water Pollution 85% Very High
- Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 20% Low
- Water Quality 15% Very Low
The above data is comprised of subjective, user submitted opinions about the water quality and pollution in Monrovia, 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.