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Is Medan 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 Medan?

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 Medan.

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


If you have traveled to Indonesian islands like Java and Borneo, you might have wondered how clean and pure their tap water is. This is a question that has been asked of me many times. The tap water in Indonesia is just as dirty and definitely no more tap water safety as the bottled brands in your supermarket are. This is because tap water from Indonesia is treated at the plant from where it arrives and most of the tap water in Indonesia is polluted from a variety of different natural sources including cattle droppings, garbage and chemicals that are used to treat the water before it makes it''s way to your home.

Tap water from Java and Borneo has always been known for its purity. This is because the tap water treatment facilities in those two countries are among the best in the world. They also use high capacity purifiers to clean the water before it goes through the municipal sewage system. This means that the water that leaves the plant in those countries is ju

The estimated price of bottled water

$0.43 in USD (1.5-liter)


Medan tap water
  • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 31% Low
  • Water Pollution 43% Moderate
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 69% High
  • Water Quality 57% Moderate

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