Coronavirus (COVID-19) is known to spread from person to person through close contact, similar to how the flu is transmitted. There is currently no evidence to support that Coronavirus (COVID-19) is transmitted through drinking water. Coronavirus (COVID-19) can be disinfected through use of ozone, chlorine and other treatment processes used in processing your tap water.
Drinking Water Safety
We utilize multiple steps in our treatment process that physically remove, disinfect and chemically inactivate viruses, bacteria and other living organisms from our drinking water. Coronavirus (COVID-19) is susceptible to drinking water treatment processes.
We continuously monitor and test our water throughout the treatment process and distribution system to ensure its quality and safety.
Flu is Not Spread Through Tap Water
The flu, which is a respiratory illness, is not spread from tap water. The coronavirus, also a respiratory illness, is not any different.
What can you do?
According to the Center for Disease Control and the World Health Organization, coronavirus, like the flu, is spread from person to person contact, breathing or contacting respiratory droplets from an infected person, and contacting surfaces contaminated with a virus. If you are concerned about the spread of viruses, look to taking these preventative steps to keep you healthy:
Wash your hands often, with soap and water, for at least 20 seconds
Avoid touching your eyes, mouth or nose with unwashed hands
Avoid close contact with people who are coughing or sneezing
Clean high-contact surfaces like phone screens, keyboards, doorknobs, steering wheels etc.
Get plenty of rest to keep your immune system healthy
For more information about virus prevention and treatment, please go to the CDC’s website at
Want to see for yourself?
Sign up for our next Helix Water Talks on Saturday, May 2, for an in-depth look at our water treatment process. You will tour our treatment plant and laboratories and have your questions answered by the very men and women who ensure the safety and reliability of your drinking water.