Is Siem Reap Tap Water Safe to Drink?

Last Update6:51 pm, March 9, 2020

The estimated price of bottled water

$0.75 in USD (1.5-liter)

Can You Drink Tap Water in Siem Reap?

No, tap water is not drinkable.

There was no general information available in WHO data about safely managed drinking water in Cambodia. You may check the rate of travelers and residents of Siem Reap water quality.

What Do People In Cambodia Think About The Tap Water?

Travelers and residents of Cambodia 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.

Tap water ratings

  • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 75% High
  • Water Pollution 94% Very High
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 25% Low
  • Water Quality 6% Very 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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