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Is Chon Buri 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 Chon Buri?

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 Chon Buri.

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


Recently, I had a chance to travel to Phuket, a popular tourist destination in Thailand, and pay a visit to the "Green Paradise." The title of that phrase refers to the clear blue (or green) water of the Andaman Sea. The area is considered to be one of the most ecologically diverse places in all of Asia, and it is home to an incredible variety of marine life.

One of the things that I really enjoyed was the local flavor of the Tap Water from Chon Buri. Much of the local water has been treated with chlorine and other chemicals, to help prevent algae and other contaminants from taking hold. This is a great step forward toward cleaner tap water quality standards, but the fact that many of the treated water was back in the water system a few days later was disconcerting to me. The FDA warns that the disinfection methods used in the treatment of most municipal water can cause cancer. I''ve since learned that the same applies to tap water in Thailand.

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The estimated price of bottled water

$0.5 in USD (1.5-liter)


Chon Buri tap water
  • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 25% Low
  • Water Pollution 50% Moderate
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 75% High
  • Water Quality 50% Moderate

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