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Is Klang 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 Klang?

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 Klang.

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


If you have been living in Malaysia for the last two or three months, then you must already be aware of the major controversy regarding tap water safety. People in this country are being asked to use bottles for drinking their water. It is believed that the tap water they are drinking is not clean enough. It may contain traces of harmful chemicals and other toxins. Some people are even saying that it is not safe to bathe under the tap. How true is this?

The government has been conducting water quality checks at almost all the taps in the country. They have also been conducting random tap water checks at hotels, restaurants and facilities around Kuala Lumpur and other cities. These tests are usually done on selected tap water sources to determine if there are any problems with tap water quality. You can actually go into the city yourself and test your own water. But why would you want to do that?

The reason why you should do it is because there are a l

The estimated price of bottled water

$0.48 in USD (1.5-liter)


Klang tap water
  • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 58% Moderate
  • Water Pollution 75% High
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 42% Moderate
  • Water Quality 25% Low

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