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Can You Drink Tap Water in Mangalore?
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 Mangalore.
To see user submitted ratings of the water quality for India, see the "User Submitted Ratings" box on this page.
The story of the last contaminated bottled water in India, Tap Water Mangalore, is a case study in how not to provide basic public health safety. In 2020, an anti-tap water campaign group in India called "Mangalore Clean Water" (MCD) was launched. The founder of the group was quoted as saying, "We have been fighting to clean up the groundwater for over twenty five years now. There has been no movement to get this done since 1994." This statement is obviously false, as more than two decades ago, the city of Bangalore made significant efforts to improve the quality and safety of its tap water.
The group claims that their studies show that at least one hundred and forty percent of the six million houses in Bangalore have impurities in the tap water, and that these impurities are responsible for diseases like cancer and diabetes. They also claim that their studies prove that over three thousand children die in the city each year because of contaminated water. Their rep
The estimated price of bottled water
$0.39 in USD (1.5-liter)
USER SUBMITTED RATINGS
- Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 29% Low
- Water Pollution 42% Moderate
- Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 71% High
- Water Quality 58% Moderate
The above data is comprised of subjective, user submitted opinions about the water quality and pollution in Mangalore, 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.