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Is Xi’an Tap Water Safe To Drink?

Do not Drink :(

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

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Can You Drink Tap Water in Xi'an?

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 Xi'an.

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


If you are wondering how to drink tap water in Xi''an Erda China you might want to read this article. This article will discuss some of the things to do and not do when you want to drink the water.

First you should know that there is a huge difference between drinking the water from a well in Xian or a stream in Xi''an Erda and drinking the water from a lake or a river in the province. You should avoid any water that comes from a stream or even a well in the area as this water is full of bacteria and other harmful substances.

Water that comes from a well is usually tested by a government agency before it is put out on the market. If it is tested properly it will be safe for consumption. When it comes from a well, there are two reasons that it might be contaminated with bacteria.

First, the water may have been polluted by the local farmers who are draining the water out into the river. The other reason is that the water could have been co

The estimated price of bottled water

$0.57 in USD (1.5-liter)


Xi'an tap water
  • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 65% High
  • Water Pollution 72% High
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 35% Low
  • Water Quality 28% Low

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