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Is Gwangju 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 Gwangju?

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 Gwangju.

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


South Korea is known for having some of the world''s finest water and one of the best places to drink it is in the city of Gwangju. This city is home to the largest number of drinking water treatment plants in the world. It is a great way to protect your family from certain health threats that can be caused by unclean drinking water.

The drinking water of South Korea is known for being of high quality. It is naturally free of chemicals or any unnatural ingredients which can cause damage to your body. There are a variety of different treatment methods that are used in order to cleanse the water from impurities. It is important to have your drinking water tested before buying any bottled waters for your home.

When your water has been tested, it should contain an adequate amount of minerals and other substances. If the levels are not satisfactory, then you may need to add more minerals to the water in order to get the proper levels. Many people are unawa

The estimated price of bottled water

$1.3 in USD (1.5-liter)


Gwangju tap water
  • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 29% Low
  • Water Pollution 39% Low
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 100% Very High
  • Water Quality 100% Very High

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