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Is Kuantan Tap Water Safe To Drink?

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

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Can You Drink Tap Water in Kuantan?

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 Kuantan.

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

Tap Water Quality in Kuantan is a major concern for both locals and travellers alike. Tap Water contains a wide range of contaminants, including a high number of bacteria, fungi, and viruses. These contaminants can cause serious health problems, leading to the death of young children and the infestation of disease-causing insects in homes and other buildings. As well as this, the pollution of groundwater makes drinking from plastic bottles a dangerous activity.

There are many places to turn to for tap water safety in Kuantan. The Department of Water and Environmental Management (WDEM) in Malaysia is responsible for ensuring the quality and safety of water supply in the country. This department has been receiving support from the International Water Management Association (IWM). The aim of the association is to contribute towards the improvement of tap water safety throughout the world.

A recent study by IWM found that Tap Water Quality in Kuantan was g

The estimated price of bottled water

$0.58 in USD (1.5-liter)


Kuantan tap water
  • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 31% Low
  • Water Pollution 75% High
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 69% High
  • Water Quality 25% Low

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