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Is Alor Setar Tap Water Safe To Drink?

Yes! Generally Safe to Drink*

LAST UPDATED: 12:53 pm, April 8, 2021

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Can You Drink Tap Water in Alor Setar?

Yes, tap water is drinkable.

Tap Safe includes data from many publicly available sources, including the WHO (World Health Organization), CDC (Center for Disease Control), and user submitted databases, but unfortunately there's not enough data about Alor Setar.

To see user submitted ratings of the water quality for Malaysia, see the "User Submitted Ratings" box on this page.


Tap Water Alor Setar Malaysia is well known as one of the best suppliers of purest tap water in the entire world. It was established in 1957. It has been listed in the "A" group of water treatment facilities by the Water Quality Association of New York. The company also received certification by the World Health Organization for its high standards of treatment and maintenance of its tap water.

Tap water from Malaysia is usually categorized into five sources, and according to their quality. They are fresh, clean, safe, and environmental friendly. Fresh means that it contains no bacteria or viruses like the E coli and Cryptosporidium. Clean means it contains minimal amounts of toxic metals such as cadmium, lead, copper, mercury, and barium. Safe water means it meets the requirements of the Basic Health Maintenance Program, the primary health program of the Malaysian government, as specified by the Millennium Development Plan, the basic health program of Malaysia.

The estimated price of bottled water

$0.47 in USD (1.5-liter)


Alor Setar tap water
  • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 25% Low
  • Water Pollution 42% Moderate
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 75% High
  • Water Quality 58% Moderate

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

Related FAQS


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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