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Is Padang 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 Padang?

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 Padang.

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

What are the possible contaminants found in the water of the country of Indonesia? It is estimated that up to 90% of all the tap water consumed in the country is contaminated with dangerous chemicals, such as lead and pesticides.

What I have discovered is that the Indonesian government, which has taken years to put in place a program to regulate and improve the supply of tap water, is in denial of the extent of contamination. This is due to the fact that they feel that the only way to deal with this problem is by making people believe that tap water is good and all the other contaminants are bad.

Drinking contaminated water is just as dangerous as drinking tap water. It just takes a little more time to realize it. That is why I have written this article.

There is no doubt that most of the tap water in the country of Indonesia is safe for human consumption. The problem is that the levels of contamination that have been detected over recent

The estimated price of bottled water

$0.43 in USD (1.5-liter)


Padang tap water
  • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 19% Very Low
  • Water Pollution 25% Low
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 81% Very High
  • Water Quality 75% High

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