Batam, Indonesia

Is Batam Tap Water Safe to Drink?

Last Update3:02 am, May 17, 2021

The estimated price of bottled water

$0.38 in USD (1.5-liter)

User Submitted Ratings for Batam Tap Water

  • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 63% High
  • Water Pollution 50% Moderate
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 37% Low
  • Water Quality 50% Moderate

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

Can You Drink Tap Water in Batam?

Yes, tap water is drinkable.

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


City authorities claim that Batam's tap water is potable, but the rusty color puts some people off. Most people choose to stick with bottled water anyway, about Rp. 10,000 for a 5-gallon jug.


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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