Tap water safety in Bandung (Indonesia ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ)

๐Ÿ‘Ž In general, the water in Bandung is not safe to drink.

Numbeo

According to the Numbeo water drinkability and accessibility index, tap water has a score of 47 / 100 (100 being best).

Numbeo considers this score to be "Moderate"

Scientific reports

We are working on providing you with scientific reports about the water quality in Bandung, if you know a reliable source for that feel free to shoot us a message in the chat below!

Advantages of drinking (filtered) tap water

1 adult could save about 285$ per year in Bandung 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.

Tap water safety in all of Indonesia

Lonely Planet

Never drink tap water in Indonesia. Widely available and cheap, bottled water is generally safe; however, check the seal is intact when purchasing. Look for places that allow you to refill containers, thus cutting down on landfill. Most ice in restaurants is fine if it is uniform in size and made at a central plant (standard for large cities and tourist areas). Avoid ice that is chipped off larger blocks (more common in rural areas). Fresh juices can be a risk outside of tourist restaurants and cafes.

Centers for disease control and prevention (CDC)

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

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