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Is Phnom Penh Tap Water Safe To Drink?

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LAST UPDATED: 12:53 pm, April 8, 2021

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Can You Drink Tap Water in Phnom Penh?

No, tap water is not 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 Phnom Penh.

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

If you are asking the question "Can you drink tap water in Phnom Penh Cambodia? ", then you have probably already heard the answer. In this article, you will find out how to obtain safe and pure tap water from Phnom Penh Cambodia.

The answer is a resounding "Yes!" because Phnom Penh has implemented strict rules for providing clean and safe water to their citizens. In fact, some areas of Phnom Penh are completely sealed off until the morning when it becomes safe to enter.

Water quality is an issue that is especially important during emergencies. For example, if there is a power shortage in Phnom Penh, many of the supplies that are used for emergency situations could be contaminated with contaminants.

The good news is that by following the rules of the water company and purchasing only bottled water, you can obtain clean, safe and pure tap water in Phnom Penh Cambodia. Bottled water also has a very high shelf life, which means that once you

The estimated price of bottled water

$0.62 in USD (1.5-liter)


Phnom Penh tap water
  • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 49% Moderate
  • Water Pollution 72% High
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 51% Moderate
  • Water Quality 28% Low

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