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Is Makassar 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 Makassar?

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 Makassar.

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


After living for the last fifteen years or so in Indonesia, I''ve become pretty used to how tap water is prepared here. That''s not meant to be a knock on the quality of tap water in other countries, but Indonesia is among the most backwards in the development of their public water systems. The same problems exist there as in the US, UK and Canada. In addition, the quality of tap water here is pretty bad and it can actually be a health risk if you are exposed to it long-term. This article will be your guide to help you determine the safety of your Indonesian Tap Water.

Tap Water Quality First of all, let me start by saying that while Indonesian waters are certainly better than the "belly" of the pool, they are still not up to US standards. Tap water in Indonesia contains a variety of heavy metals such as cadmium, lead, copper and mercury, which are well known human carcinogens. Furthermore, some studies show that the average Indonesian tap water contains one or mo

The estimated price of bottled water

$0.42 in USD (1.5-liter)


Makassar tap water
  • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 31% Low
  • Water Pollution 38% Low
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 69% High
  • Water Quality 63% High

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