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Tap Water Safety in Macao

Do not Drink :(

LAST UPDATED: April 8, 2021 12:53 pm
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How do People In Macao Rate The Tap Water?

Travellers and residents of Macao have rated the water quality and pollution as follows, according to subjective survey data. A score of 100% is considered very high, and a score of 0% is very low. Please be cautious that "moderate to very high" water pollution is bad and the higher the rate of water quality the better.

Can you drink the tap water in Macao?

The US Center for Disease Control's travel advisory recommends avoiding tap water and drinking bottled or disinfected water in Macao (source). Like all countries though, water accessibility, sanitation, and treatment vary widely from location to location, so we encourage looking for specific city information.

Wikitravel

Whilst tap water is technically safe to drink (taste aside), most locals boil or filter their water or buy inexpensive bottled water, which you are also recommended to do so. A 2.5 litre bottle of drinking water starts around $0.25 in supermarkets.

USER SUBMITTED RATINGS

tap water
  • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 43% Moderate
  • Water Pollution 66% High
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 57% Moderate
  • Water Quality 34% Low

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

Reminder

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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