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Is Monterrey 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 Monterrey?

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 Monterrey.

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


The Tap Water in Monterrey Mexico is free from any contaminants except for chlorine and lead. This is a sad state of affairs, as Mexico is a leading nation in Latin America for water purity. If only more Americans could realize what was going on in Mexico. When was the last time you heard about contaminated tap water?

This is a very sad state of affairs and has been going on for over twenty years. Since Mexico''s government realized that they needed to clean up their tap water, but had no way to do so, they turned to the bottled water companies. These companies are able to buy legal permits in bulk from the Mexican government, under the guarantee that they will bring clean water to their customers. So long as the guarantee is in writing, it means that the water you buy from them is pure. But how can you be sure that it is?

The water that is delivered to your home through these companies is not the same water that you would drink. There is a great deal

The estimated price of bottled water

$0.86 in USD (1.5-liter)


Monterrey tap water
  • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 27% Low
  • Water Pollution 52% Moderate
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 73% High
  • Water Quality 48% Moderate

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