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Is Miri 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 Miri?

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 Miri.

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


There are many concerns about tap water quality in Malaysia. The Kuala Lumpur Health Department says it is likely that the contaminants are from waste material discharged into the sea by the factories here. These factories tend to release thousands of tons of waste into the sea each year. So, if they did not get rid of the waste, what do you think would happen?

You guessed it, you will find contamination in the water. So, if you are drinking tap water or bathing in it, make sure you have a good supply of pure water to take with you wherever you go. Malaysia is one of the destinations in the world where you can get the purest water on Earth.

Tap Water Quality is very good here. The beaches are clean, the water has a high mineral content and is safe for swimming and other water sports. There is no pollution because the industries here do not discharge their waste into the sea, so the water is cleaner than anywhere else.

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The estimated price of bottled water

$0.59 in USD (1.5-liter)


Miri tap water
  • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 35% Low
  • Water Pollution 60% High
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 65% High
  • Water Quality 40% Moderate

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