Is Suzhou Tap Water Safe to Drink?

Safe to drink?No
The estimated price of bottled water in USD(1.5-liter)$0.66

Can You Drink Tap Water in Suzhou?

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.


Like in most of China, tap water is not safe for drinking, but fine for washing and cleaning teeth, and safe if boiled.

Tap water by country

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

What Do People In Suzhou Think About The Tap Water?

Travelers and residents of Suzhou 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 Inaccessibility55%Moderate
Water Pollution73%High
Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility45%Moderate
Water Quality27%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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