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Is Kurunegala 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 Kurunegala?

We don't have enough information to make a specific recommendation about the safety of drinking tap water in Kurunegala, Sri Lanka.

However, based on information from nearby locations, the average water score in Sri Lanka is a out of 100.

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 Kurunegala.

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

Click here to check out the water quality for Sri Lanka


The waters of the river Lanka are known to be some of the purest in the world. This is because of the nature of the rivers where the water comes from - they are naturally clean. This does not, however, mean that one can drink from the river without first purifying it using a reverse osmosis system.

It''s no secret that reverse osmosis is the best way to purify water, but the question of why is often overlooked. For example, there are countries which do not have access to the clean drinking water that we all need. This makes it necessary for them to use chlorine to disinfect their water. But then, how long will it be before they run out?

Chlorine is an oxidizing agent and this means that it can destroy anything that is living. Therefore, if you live in a country like Cambodia or Burma you must make sure that you are using chlorine to disinfect your drinking water as well. There are other methods that can be used, but it''s often better to just use a pu

The estimated price of bottled water

$0.5 in USD (1.5-liter)


Kurunegala tap water
  • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 36% Low
  • Water Pollution 59% Moderate
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 64% High
  • Water Quality 41% Moderate

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