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Is Hangzhou Tap Water Safe To Drink?

Do not Drink :(

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

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Can You Drink Tap Water in Hangzhou?

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 Hangzhou.

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


If you''ve been to China, you know that there is more to drinking tap water than just enjoying a nice cold one. The water that most of the country consumes comes from rivers, lakes, and even underground. As these bodies of water are treated, they are supposed to make the water safe for drinking. And although this is the standard that most nations set, not all of them live up to it. In fact, some countries such as China have actually been banned from exporting tap water because it was too dirty or contaminated with toxic chemicals.

Many different types of impurities are found in tap water around the world. These impurities range from chemicals to microorganisms to traces of metal and other minerals. No matter where the water comes from, if it isn''t clean enough to drink, it shouldn''t be consumed. The only way to be absolutely sure of what you''re drinking is by buying a filtration system for your home.

What should you look for in a water quality syst

The estimated price of bottled water

$0.59 in USD (1.5-liter)


Hangzhou tap water
  • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 46% Moderate
  • Water Pollution 61% High
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 54% Moderate
  • Water Quality 39% Low

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