Tap water safety in Taichung (Taiwan ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ผ)

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

Numbeo

According to the Numbeo water drinkability and accessibility index, tap water has a score of 40 / 100 (100 being best).

Numbeo considers this score to be "Moderate"

Scientific reports

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Advantages of drinking (filtered) tap water

1 adult could save about 869$ per year in Taichung 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 Taiwan

Lonely Planet

Drinkable in Taipei without treatment but still best to boil or filter. Filtered hot and cold water from dispensers is available in every hotel, guesthouse and visitor information centre so it's handy to bring your own bottle. Ice is usually fine at restaurants. Shaved ice (with fruit) is usually fine but take a look at the conditions in the shop.

Centers for disease control and prevention (CDC)

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

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