Tap water safety in Hong Kong (Hong Kong ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ฐ)

๐Ÿ‘ In general, the water may be safe to drink in Hong Kong.

Numbeo

According to the Numbeo water drinkability and accessibility index, tap water has a score of 65 / 100 (100 being best).

Numbeo considers this score to be "High"

Scientific reports

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Advantages of drinking (filtered) tap water

1 adult could save about 1358$ per year in Hong Kong by drinking tap water instead of buying bottled water.

๐Ÿณ Drinking tap water would also help with reducing your plastic footprint and improve environmental pollution.

Warning

Even though drinking water might be considered safe, if you plan to travel to Hong Kong, consider talking to your local contact to verify that. Old pipes could be leaking toxic material or water in that specific country could contain heavy metals or bacteria.

Tap water safety in all of Hong Kong

World Health Organization (WHO)

According to the WHO, tap water is safe for consumption for 100% of the country.

Lonely Planet

Hong Kong tap water conforms to World Health Organization standards and is considered safe to drink, though many locals prefer bottled for reasons of flavour and prestige.

Centers for disease control and prevention (CDC)

According to the CDC tap water is generally not safe for consumption.

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