Macau Tap Water Safe to Drink? (2019)

Macau Tap Water

Tap Water in Macau is safe to drink. Bottled water is inexpensive and broadly available from convenience stores and supermarkets. For short business travel, drinking only bottled water can reduce the possibility of illness.

Water quality in compliance with the stringent local drinking water standards they monitored it’s quality daily. You can enjoy our excellent quality drinking water with confidence! Starting the morning with a glass of water upon waking is always a great way to begin the day hydrated!

While tap water is safe to drink, most locals boil or filter their water or buy cheap bottled water because of the taste. And due to possibly contaminated water that comes from old building water storage that is not well maintained. You should boil it too if you’re not sure about the quality of the pipes in the building where you’re staying.

By the end of 2018, Macau’s total population was 670,900, and annual water consumption hit 88.44 million cubic meters. The number had been regularly rising.

Source of Water in Macao

The primary source Macau’s water is from Xi Jiang or West River, with over 90 percent originating of the Modaomen Channel. Water from Hong Wan Pumping Station drew out going to the Lapa Storage Reservoir. And then released to treatment plants in Macau into three freshwater pipes.

Macau Water’s major investment projects incorporated the laying and replacement of the water supply pipeline system. According to the company, in 2016, they replace 1.8 km of old water pipelines. Investment projects also include upgrading and enhancing water supply equipment, changing water meters, implementing the new system of smart pipeline network, as well as daily maintenance of fixed assets.

Macau Common Convenience Stores

  • Circle K
  • 7-Eleven
  • Profit Snacks convenience store
  • Workers Recreation Hall supermarkets
  • Garel Paris
  • Fortune Cigar
  • Eighteen Pu convenience store
  • Park ‘n Shop Taipa

Estimated Price of Bottled Water

VolumeMOPUSDEURGBP
1.5-liter9.60 $1.19€1.07£0.95

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