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Is Bangalore Tap Water Safe To Drink?

Do not Drink :(

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

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Can You Drink Tap Water in Bangalore?

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 Bangalore.

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


The city of Bangalore in Southern India is a traveler''s paradise. It has long been popular for its pristine beaches, shopping, restaurants and a vibrant night life. However, one cannot ignore the alarming state of its tap water supply. Bangalore is among the twenty cities that have suffered major contamination of drinking water through dumping of toxic chemicals in its rivers. The worst case scenario is that these chemicals have contaminated lakes and drinking water supplies to alarming levels.

Today, Bangalore stands out as one of the most polluted cities in the world. The alarming tap water quality has led to a rush for safe drinking water. Bangalore tops the list as the most polluted city in the country with respect to tap water contamination. It also ranks second only to Manila in the number of contaminants that are believed to be present in the city''s tap water supply.

Bangalore is home to the majority of occupants of the city. As such, the vol

The estimated price of bottled water

$0.41 in USD (1.5-liter)


Bangalore tap water
  • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 63% High
  • Water Pollution 79% High
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 37% Low
  • Water Quality 21% Low

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