Q&A – Is it safe to drink tap water or water served in restaurant?

Unfortunately TAP WATER in Shanghai is NOT SAFE to drink. You can brush your teeth, do laundry or the dishes with it but it is recommended not to drink it.

Note that Chinese people do not drink tap water either and so the water served in restaurants is always boiled and safe to drink.

For cooking at home, you can either boil the tap water, get a water fountain or install a water purifier system under your kitchen’s sink.

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