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Is Sincelejo Tap Water Safe To Drink?

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LAST UPDATED: 12:53 pm, April 8, 2021

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Can You Drink Tap Water in Sincelejo?

We don't have enough information to make a specific recommendation about the safety of drinking tap water in Sincelejo, Colombia.

However, based on information from nearby locations, the average water score in Colombia is a out of 100.

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 Sincelejo.

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

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The tap water in Sincelejo City, Columbia, is unsafe to drink. The water that leaves the aquifer is safe. However, as it travels, it absorbs contaminants. That can cause danger to humans, especially to infants and children.

It is recommended to use a water filter in your household or boil the water before consuming it. Extra precaution is advisable for tourists who aren’t used to local water minerals. They should stick with bottled water that can be purchase at every convenience store in the city.

You can also ask locals nearby about the quality of the water at the place you’re staying. If you stay in the hotel, you can check with their staff.

Groundwater is the prime source of water in Sincelejo City. Morroa aquifer is the most critical source of water supply and human progress for the towns of Sincelejo.

Regularly, 78.5% of water obtained from the Morroa aquifer is utilized as a drinking water source; 8.1% for the commercial and institutional sector; 5.6% for agro-industrial activities, and 6.1% for livestock.

According to a recent study on groundwater footprint for the Morroa aquifer, the authors found that this aquifer has very high groundwater stress levels, even higher than many aquifers worldwide, indicating that the aquifer´s sustainability could be at risk.

Due to the growing population, water demand is significantly increasing. Alternative sources may come from surface water near the city. There are three possible surface water sources: the Magdalena River, the Sinu River, and the San Jorge River.


Sincelejo tap water
  • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 22% Low
  • Water Pollution 44% Moderate
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 78% High
  • Water Quality 56% Moderate

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