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Is Khon Kaen 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 Khon Kaen?

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 Khon Kaen.

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


The water that comes from the tap is of poor quality, and most certainly isn''t fit to drink. You have no idea how often I have people ask me, "How clean is tap water?" or "Do you use pure water when washing your dishes?"

There are many risks involved with the water that gets into our taps, but first and foremost, it has to be safe to drink. That''s why we make sure that the water goes through a distillation system before being used. Otherwise, you have chemicals and bacteria in the water that can make you sick. It can kill you!

The quality of tap water from rural areas is just as bad as that from cities. However, most cities have a department of water that works to regulate the quality of the water coming into the city. They test the water and make sure that it meets certain standards. For example, if the water smells bad or feels slimy, they may shut down the tap water until it gets better. They also may test it for pH and make sure that it''s not t

The estimated price of bottled water

$0.46 in USD (1.5-liter)


Khon Kaen tap water
  • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 36% Low
  • Water Pollution 57% Moderate
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 64% High
  • Water Quality 43% Moderate

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