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Is Madurai 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 Madurai?

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 Madurai.

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


"Tap Water" by Madurai, Tamil Nadu is a fascinating and heart-wrenching account of the devastation caused by a disease known as cholera. It is one of the most tragic stories of modern times. The story revolves around a young girl named Manju who suffers from this disease. Her mother dies of cholera in her arms while bathing her, and her father, her brother and sister-in-law are infected with it too.

Madurai, a small town at the top of the Nilgiri Hills, is on the edge of the Thar Desert. It is one of the hottest places in India and is also one of the dirtiest places in the world. Here, people bathe daily in the cool refreshing waters of the wells and lakes. A number of houses are constructed close to the water source so that the children can bathe without running the risk of catching any disease.

The people of Madurai, particularly the elders, used to bathe twice a day. They bathed the elder and then dried his face and hands with a piece of cloth befo

The estimated price of bottled water

$0.39 in USD (1.5-liter)


Madurai tap water
  • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 54% Moderate
  • Water Pollution 57% Moderate
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 46% Moderate
  • Water Quality 43% Moderate

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