Can COVID-19 (coronavirus) get into my drinking water?

The new coronavirus disease, COVID-19, does not present a threat to the safety of your drinking water. COVID-19 is transmitted person-to-person, not through water, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

CVWD delivers naturally filtered groundwater to its customers from deep-water wells installed (drilled) in local aquifers. Chlorine used to kill viruses, including coronaviruses, as well as bacteria and other pathogens is added to your tap water as a precautionary disinfectant. 

CVWD’s staff continuously monitors the public water systems and they collect samples that are tested in CVWD’s state-certified laboratory to ensure tap water meets or surpasses all state and federal drinking water regulations.

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1. Can COVID-19 (coronavirus) get into my drinking water?
2. Can CVWD continue treating and delivering water if COVID-19 spreads?
3. Do I need to stockpile bottled water?
4. Do I need to install a water filter?
5. Are CVWD’s offices still open for business?
6. Will I be fined for increased indoor water use?
7. How can I be more water efficient at home?
8. Where can I learn more about COVID-19 and water?