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Is Semarang 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 Semarang?

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 Semarang.

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


What is tap water in Semarang Indonesia? It is safe to drink from the tap but you need to be aware of what is going into it. It is made up of many different types of substances from industrial waste, chemicals and sewage. This makes it a lot more dangerous than tap water found in countries such as the United States.

You have probably heard of drinking distilled or purified water, which is great for your health. In fact, this type of water is great for your health if you consume it in the right amounts. It can actually help clean out the body of harmful chemicals and make you feel better. But if you are drinking large quantities, you may not be getting the best results from it.

The problem with tap water in many places around the world is that it tends to contain chlorine. This type of chemical is used for disinfecting swimming pools, and it kills bacteria. If you are getting your water from a local source, you may be adding chlorine to it. Some factor


Tap water in Indonesia is not potable. So do not drink your hotel tap water unless you boil it first. Bottled water is very popular and not expensive, popular brand is AQUA, ADES, 2 Tang etc. You can find them in department stores and mini mart such as Indomart, Alfa Mart and even in small street stalls (usually in the corner of street intersection). In unfamiliar establishments or where you have no assurance of of sanitation standards, also take care with ice used in drinks.

The estimated price of bottled water

$0.51 in USD (1.5-liter)


Semarang tap water
  • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 38% Low
  • Water Pollution 47% Moderate
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 63% High
  • Water Quality 53% Moderate

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