Is Bandung Tap Water Safe To Drink?

Last Update12:53 pm, April 8, 2021

The estimated price of bottled water

$0.39 in USD (1.5-liter)

User Submitted Ratings for Bandung Tap Water

  • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 53% Moderate
  • Water Pollution 65% High
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 47% Moderate
  • Water Quality 35% Low

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

Can You Drink Tap Water in Bandung?

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.


The town of Bandung in Indonesia is known for its historical places, religious places, and natural beauty. It''s also the place where you can have one of the best scuba diving experiences ever. The whole coastline of the area is lined with numerous coral reefs and islands that are home to a variety of different varieties of fish species including rare coral species and brightly colored fish. You will come across sharks, rays and turtles as well as other varieties of marine life during your stay at this beach destination.

If you''re new to diving, then you might be concerned that you would not be able to breathe underwater while you''re diving in the tap water. While the water may be shallow, it is still filled with chlorinated saltwater that must be removed prior to entering the shallow water of the reef. This chlorine will serve as the protective shield against your breathing.

There are different types of equipments required to dive in the tap water.


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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