While we always encourage the practice of having enough water supply on hand for your household during emergencies, we would like to take this opportunity to stress that there is currently no evidence to support that Coronavirus (COVID-19) is transmitted through drinking water. According to the World Health Organization’s technical brief titled Water, sanitation, hygiene and waste management for COVID-19, “…there is no current evidence that surrogate human coronaviruses are present in surface or ground water sources or transmitted through contaminated drinking-water.”
Monitoring and safeguarding your water is paramount
(COVID-19) Coronavirus can be disinfected through use of ozone, chlorine and other treatment processes used in processing tap water. At the District, we routinely utilize steps in our treatment process that disinfect viruses, bacteria, and other living organisms from our drinking water.
As we have previously noted, out of an abundance of caution, to protect our staff and our customers, and to maintain water and sewer services, the District is suspending all non-essential face-to-face contact with the public.
We understand that it is a challenging time for our communities, and we plan to stay on top emerging research and information as it is made available to us.