Marrakech Tap Water

filtered tap water marrakech with separate tap

Tap water in the major cities in Morocco is generally considered safe to drink thanks to water treatment, chlorination and monitoring and maintenance of the water delivery system. Marrakech locals drink tap water without any known issues, but at our Marrakech Riad we have always advised short term visitors to drink bottled water to avoid any potential stomach upsets.

We’ve all become too aware in recent times of the terrible effect of plastic pollution on our planet – we estimated that in a busy year we were purchasing over 3,000 1.5 litre bottles. We don’t want to be part of the problem, so we have made a renewed commitment to operate sustainable and green practices wherever we can. In our effort to reduce plastic wastage, we have installed a Reverse Osmosis water filtration system in our kitchen with its own designated tap so that we can provide clean, healthy drinking water at no cost to our guests. The filtration system filters out 99.99% of the particles present in regular tap water.

It means we no longer need to purchase single-use plastic water bottles. Instead we will supply unlimited filtered water in glass bottles for consumption at the riad.

Advantages of the reverse osmosis filtration system

Save Your Body from Impurities

Reverse Osmosis water is pure, free from chlorine, heavy metals (lead, mercury, etc.), bacteria and viruses present in all tap water.

Unlimited Pure Water

Thanks to the filter system, we have an unlimited supply of pure water.

It’s Good For The Environment

Consuming reverse osmosis water is a civic gesture that avoids contributing to the enormous pollution caused by plastic bottles and bags around the world.

Filtration Steps

Step 1: The polypropylene sediment filter retains any particle larger than 5 microns and protects the subsequent filters (we change this filter every 6 to 8 months)

Step 2: The activated carbon granule filter retains most of the polluting particles, and especially the harmful chlorine for the osmotic membrane (we change this filter every 6 to 8 months)

Step 3: The activated carbon block filter removes residual chlorine and organic particles. This is double security (we change this filter every 6 to 8 months)

Step 4: The osmotic membrane purifies the water by retaining particles greater than 0.0001 microns – this is currently the finest existing filtering (we change this filter every 24 months)

Step 5: The post-membrane coconut charcoal cartridge gives the Reverse Osmosis water a neutral taste when leaving the tank (we change this filter every 18 months)

Approximate theoretical percentage of removal of impurities by reverse osmosis equipment
(as a function of temperature, pressure, tds (total dissolved solids) and water quality)

Aluminum 96-99% Boron 55-60% Fluorine 90-95% Nickel 93-98% Silver 93-98%
Ammonia 86-92% Calcium 94-97% Iron 95-99% Nitrate 92-95% Sodium 93-95%
Arsenic 94-96% Carbonates 93-98% Lead 96-98% Pesticides 96-98% Solvents 96-98%
Bacteria 100% Chlorine 90-95% Magnesium 96-98% Phosphate 98-99% Sulfate 96-98%
Baking soda 90-95% Copper 98-99% Manganese 95-99% Potassium 87-90% Turbidity 98-99%
Barium 93-98% Cyanide 86-92% Mercury 96-98% Radioactivity 96-98% Zinc 93-98%