Is Canggu Bali Tap Water Safe?

Last Update6:23 am, May 21, 2021

The estimated price of bottled water

$0.39 in USD (1.5-liter)

User Submitted Ratings for Canggu Bali Tap Water

  • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 47% Moderate
  • Water Pollution 61% High
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 53% Moderate
  • Water Quality 39% Low

The above data is comprised of subjective, user submitted opinions about the water quality and pollution in Canggu Bali, measured on a scale from 0% (lowest) to 100% (highest).

Can You Drink Tap Water in Canggu Bali?

No, tap water is not drinkable.

According to WHO data, 89% of Indonesia cities/towns and rural areas have access to improved water sources, that are available when needed.

Not safe to drink, unless it is boiled or filtered. Due to poor water pipe infrastructure and tropical heat that can cause pathogens. Pathogens include bacteria, viruses, and other microorganisms that will make them sick.

Canggu Bali Tap Water
Canggu Bali, Indonesia

It is most likely safe to drink tap water after boiling it for a minimum of 3-5minutes. Most tea, coffee, and ice served at Warungs are boiled tap water.

Other problems are locals and other permanent residents exposed to heavy metals, pesticides, and chemicals that pollute tap water sources. In the long term, exposure can cause cancer, kidney problems, and even worse brain injuries to children.

Source of Water in Canggu Bali, Indonesia

Tap water in Canggu, Bali, shallow groundwater, and springs are the primary sources of water in Bali. Preparation of water services in the islands ‘urban areas’ is the obligation of PDAM’s (Perusahaan Daerah Air Minum), local government-owned water services.

To All Tourist Please Note:

As a tourist, it often pegged as the cause of many a tourist’s cases of “Bali belly.“ Drinking tap water can be vital for a sensitive stomach, so consider only drinking bottled water. Also, always have bottled water handy, as the weather in Bali is often sunny. Heatstroke can occur if they allow themselves to go without water for longer than is healthy.

A different story about ice in Bali – the island’s ice supply is quality-controlled by the local government. It is safe to get ice from an authorized dealer or seller.

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Always take extra precautions, the water may be safe to drink when it leaves the sewage treatment plant but it may pick up pollutants during its way to your tap. We advise that you ask locals or hotel staff about the water quality. Also, note that different cities have different water mineral contents.

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Some of the Convenience Stores in Canggu Bali

Indomaret Convenience Store
Indomaret Convenience Store
  • Indomaret
  • Alfamart
  • Pepito
  • Papaya
  • Coco Mart
  • Nirmala
  • Popular
  • Mini Mart
  • Circle K

Estimated Price of Bottled Water


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