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Is Coimbatore 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 Coimbatore?

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 Coimbatore.

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

The story of contaminated tap water in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India has been making headlines. This area is known as "Fifty Mile Beach" in India because of its stretch along the shore and its closeness to Chennai, the capital city of Tamil Nadu. Chennai has been in the news since the recent tragic tsunami that hit India. The city received heavy damage and residents had to be relocated to safer places. The contaminated water in Chennai prompted mass panic and the first cases of contamination were reported from Coimbatore.

There have been numerous studies and reports on the contamination of tap water in Chennai. Unfortunately, all the results point to the fact that the source of contamination is badly contaminated and it poses serious health threats to the people living nearby. The situation got worse when Tamil Nadu state government announced a clean-up operation for the entire State. The reason given for this clean-up is to bring back the clean and pure tap water

The estimated price of bottled water

$0.4 in USD (1.5-liter)


Coimbatore tap water
  • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 41% Moderate
  • Water Pollution 65% High
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 59% Moderate
  • Water Quality 35% Low

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