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Is Urumqi 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 Urumqi?

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 Urumqi.

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


If you''re like most people in the West, you''ll be surprised to find that most bottled water is "bottled" in China and the Middle East. This doesn''t mean that it''s bad; in fact, quite the contrary. However, there are a number of problems with drinking tap water in Urumqi Jinping.

The first problem is that people in Urumqi have little access to clean water. That''s because the city is located in Anhui Province, in China''s north. In this region, the only reliable source of drinking water is the Yangtse River, which was polluted with heavy metals in the past. People living in this region often rely on other sources, like wells, ponds, and rivers.

This means that water from these sources is contaminated with chemical contaminants such as lead, arsenic, mercury, and chloramine. If you consume this water, you may suffer from long-term health effects, including liver and kidney diseases.

Another reason why bottled water in Urumqi may be dan

The estimated price of bottled water

$2.13 in USD (1.5-liter)


Urumqi tap water
  • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 63% High
  • Water Pollution 63% High
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 38% Low
  • Water Quality 38% Low

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