Water is a scarce resource in Jordan. Most homes receive water only once or twice a week, and store water in tanks for use until the next delivery. We urge students to conserve water in all their activities, and to talk to their host families about expectations for water use/conservation in the home.
The tap water in Jordan is mostly safe to cook and brush your teeth with, but you don’t want to consume large amounts of it since it normally comes from the water storage tanks. A lot of locals prefer installing filters or buying purified water instead of using tap water for drinking. We recommend that students drink filtered water.