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Is Balikpapan Tap Water Safe To Drink?

Yes! Generally Safe to Drink*

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

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Can You Drink Tap Water in Balikpapan?

Yes, tap water is 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 Balikpapan.

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


Just a few steps north of Denpasar in Bali, you''ll find Balikpapan Indonesia. Balikpapan is a small fishing village and the name of the village reflects this: "Bali''s Smallest Fishing Village." In fact, the village is so small that not even a car trip with a tour group from Singapore would take more than two hours. The village is located at the head of the famous Mount Batur trek, which rises just above sea level. Here, you''ll have the unique opportunity to view some of the most stunning landscape you''ll ever see.

The waters of this pristine lagoon are clean and safe for human consumption. The lagoon is served by a number of private and state-owned harbors. Every day, hundreds of boats make their way to Bali to catch fish. Each boat has its own skipper and cook. It''s worth visiting even if you''re just there to try out the local cuisine. Once you''ve tried the delicious seafood delicacies, I''m sure you''ll be back for more.

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The estimated price of bottled water

$0.69 in USD (1.5-liter)


Balikpapan tap water
  • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 31% Low
  • Water Pollution 39% Low
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 69% High
  • Water Quality 61% High

The above data is comprised of subjective, user submitted opinions about the water quality and pollution in Balikpapan, 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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