Tap Water Safety in Brunei

Last Update8:52 pm, May 8, 2020

The estimated price of bottled water

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Can you drink the tap water in Brunei?

The US Center for Disease Control's travel advisory recommends avoiding tap water and drinking bottled or disinfected water in Brunei (source). Like all countries though, water accessibility, sanitation, and treatment vary widely from location to location, so we encourage looking for specific city information.

What do people in Brunei think about the tap water?

Never drink tap water unless you’ve verified that it’s safe (many parts of Brunei have modern treatment plants). BSB’s tap water is considered safe to drink.

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Eating out is generally safe because of good food safety standards, although tap water is not fit for drinking & should be boiled first. Alternatively, bottled water is very cheap.

How do People In Brunei Rate The Tap Water?

Travellers and residents of Brunei 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 25% Low
  • Water Pollution 47% Moderate
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 75% High
  • Water Quality 53% Moderate

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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