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Is Montego Bay 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 Montego Bay?

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 Montego Bay.

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


What can you expect from your tap water in Jamaica? There are many different contaminants present in the tap water in Jamaica, including chlorine, lead, VOCs, pesticides, prescription drugs and bacteria. The most alarming health threat from tap water in Jamaica is cancer. Many individuals do not realize that if they drink unfiltered tap water regularly, it could result in cancer. In fact, some individuals die from drinking contaminated tap water every year in Jamaica. For this reason alone, it is absolutely imperative that everyone invest in an effective home water purification system of some sort.

What can be done to ensure the safety of your family''s tap water? The first step is to learn about the various types of purification systems available on the market today. A quick visit to your local home improvement store should yield plenty of results. Some types of purification systems include faucet mount, countertop, sink, shower head, faucet mount and pitcher wat

The estimated price of bottled water

$1.23 in USD (1.5-liter)


Montego Bay tap water
  • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 41% Moderate
  • Water Pollution 68% High
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 59% Moderate
  • Water Quality 32% Low

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