Potable (Safe) Drinking Water in Mauritius

Information for travelers about drinking the water in Mauritius.

Please submit information or experiences about the quality of the water in Mauritius.

Is the local water safe to drink? Is the tap water or well water safe to consume without boiling? Are there specific cities or regions of Mauritius where water is or isn't safe to drink without purification?

Over 1.1 billion people on the planet still do not have access to safe drinking water.

What are the locals doing (buying, boiling, drinking raw)? How much does a liter of water cost?

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TheOfficialPunk

December 19th, 2010

Hello,

I am an expat from the United States living in Mauritius. I lived here 2 years drinking mostly bottled water, and then decided it was creating too much waste and garbage. I made the switch to tap water with no problems, but that may be due to I'd been passively using it for 2 years already.

The water is safe to use for cooking, brushing teeth, and drinking. In times of flooding or heavy rainfall it's advisable to boil the water.

A 1.5 litre of water is about Rs 30 or 1 US Dollar, it is produced locally by the Pepsi and Coca-Cola companies.

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