Faucet and sometimes bottled water in Morocco is not of high quality. The water is the reason of many intestinal dirrheas, from which not only tourists suffer but also natives. There are no cities in Morocco, where you can drink pure faucet water: sewage of big cities of the country and industrial flowing are thrown down to the area of rivers and to the sea without preliminary purifying.
The Morocco authorities are concerned about the ecological condition of basins and, as a result, low quality of faucet water. By 2008 building of new purification constructions and 35 km of a sewerage drain in the city of Tetouan is planned in Morocco.
We remind that this year the World Bank loaned to the Morocco authorities US $ 100 million for water sector development. The close date of this program is the 31st of December 2007. The program is designed to provide annual budget support and sustain the incremental implementation of a broad program of reforms in Morocco's water sector towards more sustainable and sustainable water management and service delivery. Guided by principals of integrated resources management, demand management and performance management, the program tackles central sector governance and financing issues while supporting sub-sectoral reforms in resource management, irrigation, and water supply and sanitation.
Till that time guests of Morocco are recommended categorically not to drink water from basins and water-pipes without preliminary boiling. You should better buy bottled water of factory packing, at the same time paying attention to impermeability and safety of bottles. You should remember that Morocco natives practice swindling with water: they can pour faucet water in a used bottle and put it for sale. Usually small stores and street shops sin with it.
Beside you should not order drinks with ice at bars: nobody guarantees that the ice is not frozen faucet water. Juices with ice, which are offered everywhere, you should also drink with big prudence: many bartenders add to juices either not very pure ice or faucet water.
Travelers recommend the following local types of mineral water: "Sidi All", "Sidi Harazem", "Ulmes", the main thing is safety of packing!
At many hotels faucet water is quite safe because of water filters, but it has an unusual for European or American stomachs composition of micro elements, so it can also cause digestive disorders.