Is Makati Tap Water Safe to Drink?

Safe to drink?No
The estimated price of bottled water in USD(1.5-liter)$1.26

Can You Drink Tap Water in Makati?

No, tap water is not drinkable.

According to WHO data, 94% of Philippines cities/towns and rural areas have access to improved water sources, that are available when needed.

Wikitravel

Everyone understands at least a little English and many visitor interfacing staff have good English so there is no language barrier. All traffic signs are in English but expect heavy daytime traffic in Makati. Avoid traveling during peak hours. While jeepneys are banned from certain areas (namely Ayala Center), they are in full force everywhere else. Makati is noisy. In addition to the general traffic noise, the city is in the midst of a construction boom, and construction is ongoing 24/7. So when choosing a hotel, it's a good idea to find out in advance what is happening in the nearby vicinity. If there's a 40-story tower going up across from the Manadrin Oriental, which there is, ask for a room facing the other direction. Moving along, don't drink the tap water, ever. It's highly recommended to use tap water for washing your hands and nothing more.

Tap water by country

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

What Do People In Makati Think About The Tap Water?

Travelers and residents of Makati 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.

DescriptionScoreRating
Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility41%Moderate
Water Pollution71%High
Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility59%Moderate
Water Quality29%Low

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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