Tap water safety in Selangor (Malaysia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ)

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


According to the Numbeo water drinkability and accessibility index, tap water has a score of 35 / 100 (100 being best).

Numbeo considers this score to be "Low"

Scientific reports

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Advantages of drinking (filtered) tap water

1 adult could save about 372$ per year in Selangor 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.


Even though drinking water might be considered safe, if you plan to travel to Selangor, 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 Malaysia

World Health Organization (WHO)

According to the WHO, tap water is safe for consumption for 97% of the country.

Lonely Planet

Never drink tap water unless you've verified that it's safe. Boiling water is the most efficient method of purifying it. Check bottled-water seals are intact at purchase. Avoid ice in places that look dubious. Avoid fresh juices if they have not been freshly squeezed or you suspect they may have been watered down. Iodine, the best chemical purifier, should not be used by pregnant women or those who suffer thyroid problems.

Centers for disease control and prevention (CDC)

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

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