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Is Dalian 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 Dalian?

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 Dalian.

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


The city of Dalian China is situated on the west coast of China and serves as the third largest city in the whole of China. It has a coastline on China''s eastern coast and inland areas of Jiaogulan and Jincheng.

The city of Dalian is the second largest city in China and is well known for the water supply. It also has an airport, which is well serviced by flights and ferries.

Many factories and other industries also use tap water for purposes such as fertilizers, and sewage treatment. This has led to many people in Dalian China using bottled water to make their own.

The tap water in Dalian China is treated and cleansed thoroughly before it is bottled. The tap water is filtered and then boiled in large tanks or containers. Then the water is then filtered again, making sure to remove any particles that would otherwise be present.

In the city of Dalian, there are several companies which deal in bottled water. It is not easy to f


Health-wise Dalian's relatively low levels of pollution (when compared to other domestic cities) mean health problems from the bad air are less of an issue than in other Chinese cities. The water, while technically drinkable, is made drinkable via the addition of hefty amounts of chemicals and pipes are seldom kept in the best condition so boiling is pretty much mandatory, and bottled water is usually a safer bet -- locals either boil tap water or buy filtered water. Tap water should be fine for brushing teeth and washing with, however. The complete lack of any health inspection mechanism means food poisoning is a constant danger, but most restaurants should be OK. Even still, however, nice restaurants are known to sell outdated seafood from time to time. Avoid any restaurants that seem strangely quiet (customers tend not to return to places that leave them on the toilet for a week). It's always a good idea to pack a few diarrhoea tablets before leaving, just in case. Hospitals are liberally scattered throughout the city with the Friendship Hospital on Wuwu Lu (+86 411 8271-8822) and the first affiliated hospital of Dalian Medical University (Also known as "Fuyi" in Chinese) are the most likely to have English speaking staff. China's hyper-capitalist health-care system means that payment in cash is required before any treatment is dished out, so make sure to bring a few hundred yuan with you should you need medical attention.

The estimated price of bottled water

$0.9 in USD (1.5-liter)


Dalian tap water
  • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 53% Moderate
  • Water Pollution 50% Moderate
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 48% Moderate
  • Water Quality 50% Moderate

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