Is Chongqing Tap Water Safe to Drink?

Safe to drink?No
The estimated price of bottled water in USD(1.5-liter)$0.57

Can You Drink Tap Water in Chongqing?

No, tap water is not drinkable.

According to WHO data, 93% of China cities/towns and rural areas have access to improved water sources, that are available when needed.


Further down the road, the focus changes towards kitchen and bath, with stoves, freezers and refrigerators, kitchen fans, table and floor cooling fans, electric water heaters, taps and showers, lamps (also inwall LEDs), power switches, electrical and ethernet sockets, AC units and bug zappers, and even further down, power tools.

Tap water by country

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  • Water Quality Rating:
  • < 20%
  • 20% - 39%
  • 40% - 59%
  • 60% - 79%
  • 80% - 100%

How Do People In Chongqing Rate The Water?

Travelers and residents of Chongqing 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.

Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility60%High
Water Pollution63%High
Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility40%Moderate
Water Quality37%Low

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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