Can you drink tap water in Puerto Rico?
Yes! Tap water in Puerto Rico is potable, meaning it is safe to drink and use.
I grew up in Puerto Rico, and all of the water provided by the Island’s aqueduct, Puerto Rico’s Water and Sewage Authority, is potable (that’s 97% of the island).
In this article, I will cover everything that you need to know about drinking water in Puerto Rico:
It is perfectly safe to drink water from the faucet.
Restaurants, bars, hotels, and homes use faucet water to wash, drink and cook. Alternatively, some businesses and homes install water filters for a purer taste.
Therefore, you can wash your face, brush your teeth and gulp some cold faucet water worry-free.
Yes, San Juan tap water is potable.
The water in San Juan is recollected, treated, and distributed with the highest standards provided by the Water and Sewage Authority.
Read more about the area in our article San Juan – All You Need To Know.
Tap water in Puerto Rico is sourced from rivers, dams, springs, and aquifers and is recollected, treated, and distributed by Puerto Rico’s Water and Sewage Authority.
The Water and Sewage Authority does regular check-ups in their labs to guarantee the safety and quality of the island’s tap water.
The United States Environmental Protection Agency and the Puerto Rico Department of Health also run their own tests.
It’s perfectly safe to drink hotel tap water. If you prefer bottled water, most hotels offer and sell bottled water.
You can obtain packaged water through supermarkets, convenience stores, pharmacies, gas stations, and other local retail shops. There are no water delivery companies on the Island, but you can order water through a grocery delivery system.
Water plays a crucial part in our well-being and travels!
Good news! Tap water provided by the Water and Sewer Authority in Puerto Rico is safe to drink and use.
Packaged water and portable water filters are also widely sold throughout the island.
While enjoying a tall glass of Puerto Rican tap water, check out our article Is Puerto Rico Safe For Tourists? – All You Need To Know.
You may also like our article 45 Best Things To Do In Puerto Rico.
Writer at PuertoRico.com. I was born and raised in Bayamón, Puerto Rico. I know all the ins and outs of the island. For 22 years, I’ve tasted, seen, experienced, and explored most of Puerto Rico’s gems. I still have many road trips planned for all of the things that I’ve yet to experience in Puerto Rico.