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Is Bandar Seri Begawan 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 Bandar Seri Begawan?

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 Bandar Seri Begawan.

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


The first thing to remember is that we can''t compare the quality of tap water in Brunei with tap water in any other country in the world. That being said, there are certain aspects of tap water in Brunei that residents can take advantage of. For example, many hotels along the coastline provide containers or other filtering devices that you can use to make tap water a bit healthier for consumption. This can certainly help reduce the amount of bacteria that are present in the water. Most people simply lug around bottles of filtered water from the hotel they''re staying in. This, however, isn''t always the best approach because the containers can easily be lost or misplaced.

Tap water in Brunei is generally safe to drink. However, it''s important to understand that water safety standards vary depending on the river you''re traveling upon. For example, the water quality standards for some rivers in Asia and Africa are very poor. Therefore, it''s important to make sur

The estimated price of bottled water

$0.67 in USD (1.5-liter)


Bandar Seri Begawan tap water
  • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 24% Low
  • Water Pollution 44% Moderate
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 76% High
  • Water Quality 56% Moderate

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