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Is Chongqing 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 Chongqing?

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 Chongqing.

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


This is one of the most important water safety topics that you need to learn. This is a topic that has gotten lost in the shuffle of many things.

In fact, the main reason that the issue of drinking polluted water in China is getting lost is because the majority of the people that are dealing with the issue don''t even know that it is an issue. There is a reason for that.

What I mean by this is that many of the people that have to deal with unsafe drinking water in China have absolutely no idea that there is a problem. I am going to be honest with you. It''s not because they are ignorant or because they are not paying attention to what''s happening. The fact is that they are not.

Instead, what happens is that they are unaware that the quality of the water that they are drinking in China is not good. If the people in Chongqing China did not drink water that was contaminated with heavy metals like lead and cadmium then they would not suffer


Further down the road, the focus changes towards kitchen and bath, with stoves, freezers and refrigerators, kitchen fans, table and floor cooling fans, electric water heaters, taps and showers, lamps (also inwall LEDs), power switches, electrical and ethernet sockets, AC units and bug zappers, and even further down, power tools.

The estimated price of bottled water

$0.57 in USD (1.5-liter)


Chongqing tap water
  • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 60% High
  • Water Pollution 63% High
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 40% Moderate
  • Water Quality 37% Low

The above data is comprised of subjective, user submitted opinions about the water quality and pollution in Chongqing, measured on a scale from 0% (lowest) to 100% (highest).

Related FAQS


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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