While we all share concerns over the health and economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, one thing that you don’t need to worry about is the safety and reliability of our region’s drinking water.
The San Diego County Water Authority and its 24 member agencies have increased regional coordination and communication during this unprecedented time to provide uninterrupted access to clean and abundant supplies.
- Tap water in the San Diego region remains safe to drink due to numerous robust treatment processes used by local and regional water providers.
- There is no evidence that coronavirus is transmitted through treated water. The U. S. Environmental Protection Agency recommends that Americans continue to use, and drink tap water as usual.
- The Water Authority has implemented protections and protocols to protect its workforce from the virus, including additional protections for highly specialized water system operators who are critical for ensuring water deliveries.
“The region’s water agencies are collaborating in complete solidarity to perform our vital mission of providing safe and reliable water supplies. We are taking smart, precautionary steps to ensure water security,” said Sandra L. Kerl, general manager of the Water Authority.