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Is Bacolod Tap Water Safe To Drink?

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LAST UPDATED: 12:53 pm, April 8, 2021

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Can You Drink Tap Water in Bacolod?

No, tap water is not drinkable.

Tap Safe includes data from many publicly available sources, including the WHO (World Health Organization), CDC (Center for Disease Control), and user submitted databases, but unfortunately there's not enough data about Bacolod.

To see user submitted ratings of the water quality for Philippines, see the "User Submitted Ratings" box on this page.

The people of the Philippines have long depended on their tap water for survival. With contamination and lack of cleanliness on many parts of the world, they have come to rely on the water that comes from their faucets. But what most do not realize is that their tap water can be very harmful, especially when it is contaminated with drugs, heavy metals, bacteria, and other contaminants.

It is best to invest in tap water purifiers. These devices work by removing contaminants and microorganisms from your water. If you are serviced by a municipality, there is usually a main water supply that is treated and delivered to homes. The tap water at the main source is usually tested for cleanliness twice a week. This ensures that the quality is good.

If you are serviced by a private company or ranch, it is likely that the tap water is not tested for cleanliness. Instead, they depend on guesswork and their common sense. The unfortunate result is that they are usin


Tap Water is not safe for drinking though considered potable, the water supplies sometimes get dirty when Bacolod City Water District cleans up their pipes and the safety of tap water is somehow questionable, and no one really enjoys the pleasure of drinking it due to its cough syrup-like taste. Luckily water supplies during nationwide droughts are not affected as unlike other big cities, Bacolod pumps water from springs. Street Food is not as safe as those in Singapore and Taipei, the standards for street food is not properly imposed. There are few cases but not that rampant of being sick after eating street food. The quality of street food somehow is tolerated by health officials and citizens alike. Luckily street food is now on mainstream inside malls offering tourists and citizens alike to be assured of the hygienic standards. [Dengue fever]] is a common issue especially during the summer season, apply mosquito repellent and avoid wearing t-shirts and shorts during the afternoon, wear sleeves and pants instead.

The estimated price of bottled water

$0.49 in USD (1.5-liter)


Bacolod tap water
  • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 62% High
  • Water Pollution 75% High
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 38% Low
  • Water Quality 25% Low

The above data is comprised of subjective, user submitted opinions about the water quality and pollution in Bacolod, measured on a scale from 0% (lowest) to 100% (highest).

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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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