The estimated price of bottled water
$0.96 in USD (1.5-liter)
Tap water ratings
- Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility
- Water Pollution
- Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility
- Water Quality
Can You Drink Tap Water in Kaohsiung?
No, tap water is not drinkable.
There was no general information available in WHO data about safely managed drinking water in Taiwan. You may check the rate of travelers and residents of Kaohsiung water quality.
Locals consider the tap water NOT to be potable, though as in most of Taiwan, the government claims water quality is now up to international standards. Filtered water dispensing stations are present throughout the city, though some have been accused of simply distributing tap water. Restaurant water is safe, with the possible exception of some lunchbox eateries and stands on the street.
What Do People In Taiwan Think About The Tap Water?
Travelers and residents of Taiwan 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.
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.
Sources and Resources
Check tap water safety for other cities in Taiwan
- Zhongli City (Jhongli)
- Zhubei City
- New Taipei City