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Can You Drink Tap Water in Muscat?
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 Muscat.
To see user submitted ratings of the water quality for Oman, see the "User Submitted Ratings" box on this page.
Do you know that what you drink directly from your tap can affect your health? If it does, do you have any idea what kind of health problems you are risking by consuming impure water? You may not think that it matters which country you are drinking your tap water from, but the truth is that the quality of the water can play a big role in your health. And when it comes to Oman, you have a rather unique situation.
The government in Oman strictly regulates the quality of its municipal water supply. This is because the country relies on imported oil. The infrastructure in Oman is some of the most advanced in the world. It uses new technologies and takes advantage of advanced geology to extract water from wells far underground. This allows the Omani to enjoy an abundant aquifer in the arid wastes of the desert.
But what about your drinking water, you might ask? In general, there are two kinds. There is public municipal water that comes from your tap and the
It is advisable to drink bottled water while in Muscat. Oman Oasis, Tanuf, Arwa, Salsabeel, and Aquafina are the most recognisable brands of mineral water and is available in most convenience shops. "Masafi" and "Darbat" are also brands at reasonable rates - RO 1 for 12*1.5 lts. Tap water is generally not safe so use bottled water.
The estimated price of bottled water
$0.54 in USD (1.5-liter)
USER SUBMITTED RATINGS
- Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 29% Low
- Water Pollution 32% Low
- Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 71% High
- Water Quality 68% High
The above data is comprised of subjective, user submitted opinions about the water quality and pollution in Muscat, 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.