Corpus Christi Water is Safe, no Fear of Contamination due to COVID-19
CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – City officials are aware of the concern residents are experiencing regarding the COVID-19. “We will continue to provide the best quality water to our residential and industrial customers. We are coordinating with all of our disinfection and material vendors to ensure operations continue as normal,” said Kevin Norton, Director of Water Utilities.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) indicates that the COVID-19 virus has not been detected in drinking water. Conventional water treatment methods that use filtration and disinfection, such as those in most municipal drinking water systems, should remove or inactivate the virus that causes COVID-19.
In a statement released by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) yesterday, the agency said: “There is no higher priority for EPA than protecting the health and safety of Americans. The EPA is providing this important information about COVID-19 as it relates to drinking water and wastewater to provide clarity to the public. The COVID-19 virus has not been detected in drinking-water supplies. Based on current evidence, the risk to water supplies is low. Americans can continue to use and drink water from their tap as usual".
The EPA has established regulations with treatment requirements for public water systems that prevent waterborne pathogens such as viruses from contaminating drinking water and wastewater. COVID-19 is a type of virus that is particularly susceptible to disinfection and standard treatment and disinfectant processes are expected to be effective.
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