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Is Manado 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 Manado?

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 Manado.

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


Tap Water is usually known as Manado in Indonesia. The name was derived because of the high rate of mortality due to droughts caused by the lack of agriculture in the area. Tap Water from Manado is not fit to drink in any part of Indonesia, much less on the West Coast. This highly mineral-rich water has a pungent taste and odor. It has neither the minerals nor the taste of salt, making it an unacceptable resource for drinking.

Water from the Tap Water Manado area must pass through several quality tests to be deemed fit for human consumption. The water must not contain dissolved metals such as cadmium, chromium or lead, nor volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Additionally, no more than 0.3% of the water should be made up of these metals. If any of the tests for tap water come back testing positive, then the water must either be purified or returned to the reservoir or aquifer via another route.

Tap Water Quality standards in Indonesia are high and requi

The estimated price of bottled water

$0.54 in USD (1.5-liter)


Manado tap water
  • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 33% Low
  • Water Pollution 58% Moderate
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 67% High
  • Water Quality 42% Moderate

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