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Is Sanaa 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 Sanaa?

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 Sanaa.

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


Is it true that you can drink tap water in Sanaa Tayyip Yemen without any harmful effects? There is a lot of debate about the matter and many people have started to question their governments when it comes to the quality of water that they are drinking.

Many experts have said that they believe that people who drink tap water in Yemen are exposing themselves to a number of contaminants that could cause health problems. These include heavy metals, lead and others. But, experts say that people have no option but to drink tap water due to the shortage of bottled water as well as because of the lack of bottled water delivery infrastructure in Yemen.

The water that is available in Yemen has become more polluted than ever and this is partly due to the poor management of the country''s water supply. Many of the lakes and rivers in Yemen have been destroyed by war. It is believed that these lakes and rivers used to contain healthy fish and other types of marin

The estimated price of bottled water

$0.67 in USD (1.5-liter)


Sanaa tap water
  • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 75% High
  • Water Pollution 92% Very High
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 25% Low
  • Water Quality 8% Very Low

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