|Safe to drink?||Yes||The estimated price of bottled water in USD(1.5-liter)||$0.51|
Can You Drink Tap Water in Semarang?
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.
Tap water in Indonesia is not potable. So do not drink your hotel tap water unless you boil it first. Bottled water is very popular and not expensive, popular brand is AQUA, ADES, 2 Tang etc. You can find them in department stores and mini mart such as Indomart, Alfa Mart and even in small street stalls (usually in the corner of street intersection). In unfamiliar establishments or where you have no assurance of of sanitation standards, also take care with ice used in drinks.
Tap water by country
- Water Quality Rating:
- < 20%
- 20% - 39%
- 40% - 59%
- 60% - 79%
- 80% - 100%
What Do People In Semarang Think About The Tap Water?
Travelers and residents of Semarang 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 Inaccessibility||38%||Low|
|Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility||63%||High|
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.
Check tap water safety for other cities in Indonesia
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