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Is Daejeon 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 Daejeon?

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 Daejeon.

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

The town of Daejeon in South Korea is a popular tourist spot. It sits on the eastern coast of the Korea Peninsula and was previously known as Jeju Island. This picturesque location was selected due to its scenic beaches, beautiful lake and mountain ranges and because it is only accessible by water. The people of this region are very happy that they have access to fresh drinking water.

When traveling to areas that are off the beaten track, one has to be very careful about the tap water they drink. Most of us assume that the quality is comparable to what we would find in our own backyards. Some areas, however, have some of the most unsafe tap water in the world. They are prone to various forms of contamination which can lead to serious health problems. It is therefore advisable to carry out proper research before traveling to these areas.

Daejeon is home to more than twelve million people who are mostly subjected to one or more contaminants in their wate


Daejeon's tap water is "drinkable" however residents tend to boil their water or purchase affordable bottled water, or fill their own bottles at local parks or at the mountain springs that surround town.

The estimated price of bottled water

$1.15 in USD (1.5-liter)


Daejeon tap water
  • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 25% Low
  • Water Pollution 44% Moderate
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 75% High
  • Water Quality 56% Moderate

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