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Is Hefei 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 Hefei?

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 Hefei.

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


The story of the Tap Water Hefei in China goes far beyond the usual environmental concerns. For the last few years, here has become a major environmental, health and financial issue in China. For many years, the tap water from rural areas was well known for its high quality. But in recent times, reports have been surfacing that the quality of tap water is much poorer than the water that comes through your taps. This article will discuss where this water comes from, its treatment, why it is treated and that bottled water is best to buy.

Tap Water Hefei comes directly from the local upstream rivers and is collected on-site for storage tanks. This water quality is very good as the treated water is free from bacteria and impurities. The main water sources are dams, which are reservoirs that store water for long durations, small streams and rivers which flow into the upstream. The tap water that we drink comes from these same streams and rivers.

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The estimated price of bottled water

$0.59 in USD (1.5-liter)


Hefei tap water
  • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 70% High
  • Water Pollution 83% Very High
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 30% Low
  • Water Quality 18% Very Low

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