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Is Davao Tap Water Safe To Drink?

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LAST UPDATED: 12:53 pm, April 8, 2021

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Can You Drink Tap Water in Davao?

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 Davao.

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


Tap Water in Davao Philippines is considered by many to be the best in the world. It comes straight from the reservoir and is distributed all over the city. There are no additives, and the minerals found in the reservoir make the water ideal for drinking. As it is so pure, most people think that there is no risk when drinking this type of water.

Unfortunately, not everyone shares that belief. There are reports from different parts of the country that tap water in Davao is contaminated with different types of contaminants. The worst culprits include lead, pesticides, bacteria, and tap water dyes. Most people believe that because it''s straight from the reservoir, it is safe.

However, this is not entirely true. Tap water that comes from reservoirs has a long journey before it ends up in your glass. It travels from the municipal water plant to the reservoir. Once in the reservoir, it travels further to undergo treatment before it gets to your tap. During

The estimated price of bottled water

$0.82 in USD (1.5-liter)


Davao tap water
  • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 39% Low
  • Water Pollution 61% High
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 61% High
  • Water Quality 39% Low

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