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Can You Drink Tap Water in Malang?
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 Malang.
To see user submitted ratings of the water quality for Indonesia, see the "User Submitted Ratings" box on this page.
The government of Malang Indonesia has started to sell the tap water they have collected from all over the country, including places like Nusa Dua and Denpasar. This is in order to try and recoup some of the costs of its clean up, and help with the money flow back into the Indonesian economy. So this is an example of a ''watershed'' case.
You may think that water is naturally good and healthy and there''s nothing to worry about, but many people are concerned about the fact that the tap water they have had for decades has been full of pollutants. As you can imagine, many people would not want to drink contaminated water.
And the problem was so bad that the Indonesian government had to step in and clean up the drinking water of the townships, which are in the Malang area. This was the first of many such clean ups that the government had to do throughout the country. Now it appears that they''re making the effort again to clean up the tap water in those
The estimated price of bottled water
$0.38 in USD (1.5-liter)
USER SUBMITTED RATINGS
- Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 19% Very Low
- Water Pollution 33% Low
- Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 81% Very High
- Water Quality 67% High
The above data is comprised of subjective, user submitted opinions about the water quality and pollution in Malang, measured on a scale from 0% (lowest) to 100% (highest).
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.