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Is Dongguan 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 Dongguan?

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 Dongguan.

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


Many have heard about the story of how the Chinese started making tap water. There is also a story of how they were looking for a cleaner water source and they discovered that water from the wells around their town, which was contaminated by bacteria, was still safe to drink. The Chinese took the contaminated water and filtered it through a complex system of pipes and faucets. They found that it was easier to clean than the water coming from the well, so they made more of it.

Today, the same filtration system is used in most of the tap water throughout the world. If you do a Google search for "dongguan China" you will find a wealth of information on this topic, including how to purchase your own supply of bottled water or purified water. The Chinese are not alone in their quest to find a safer and cleaner water supply.

In the United States, the same technology is used to purify tap water, but most Americans have no idea what they are doing. Most homes

The estimated price of bottled water

$0.57 in USD (1.5-liter)


Dongguan tap water
  • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 100% Very High
  • Water Pollution 50% Moderate
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 41% Moderate
  • Water Quality 50% Moderate

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