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Is Bekasi 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 Bekasi?

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 Bekasi.

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


Recently, I had a conversation with someone who lives in Bekasi Indonesia. She told me that her town has tap water safety as a top priority. Unfortunately, her own government and private companies are totally irresponsible in terms of their treatment and maintenance of tap water quality. Her own government forces residents to use plastic water bottles which pollute the soil with plastic chemicals and leach pesticides. And her private companies dump untreated sewage into the water table.

It was quite shocking to learn this from someone who lives in a big city where I work, but she is part of a big tourism village where most people rely on tourism. This example highlights the point that it is not easy for anyone who lives in rural areas to have access to clean tap water. And there is no reason to think it will be any different in Bekasi. Here are some of the problems you should look out for if you plan on visiting the region:

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The estimated price of bottled water

$0.42 in USD (1.5-liter)


Bekasi tap water
  • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 19% Very Low
  • Water Pollution 80% Very High
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 81% Very High
  • Water Quality 20% Low

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