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Is General Santos City 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 General Santos City?

We don't have enough information to make a specific recommendation about the safety of drinking tap water in General Santos City, Philippines.

However, based on information from nearby locations, the average water score in Philippines is a out of 100.

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 General Santos City.

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

Click here to check out the water quality for Philippines


Can you drink tap water in General Santos City? Well, you can but be careful about drinking from any water source you are not familiar with.

You see, there are several reasons why you should be wary of tap water. The most obvious being the contamination that is occurring by various diseases such as cholera, typhoid, dysentery and hepatitis. Even drinking from these contaminated sources can lead to serious health problems.

In fact, many cases have been recorded of persons becoming ill due to their consuming contaminated water sources. Some people have even gone so far as to die from these diseases.

The good news is that drinking contaminated tap water can now be avoided. For starters, one can simply purchase a home water purifier. This is a great option and it is actually quite affordable. The best thing about these is that they will provide pure, clean and fresh water.

There are also other purifiers, which allow you to filter

The estimated price of bottled water

$0.82 in USD (1.5-liter)


General Santos City tap water
  • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 48% Moderate
  • Water Pollution 74% High
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 52% Moderate
  • Water Quality 26% Low

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