As the world continues to grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic, questions about the virus’s potential transmission and/or persistence in drinking water and wastewater are being asked.
The World Health Organization has issued guidance on water, sanitation and health care waste which is relevant for viruses (including coronaviruses). It can be found here.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Occupational Safety and Health Administration have also issued guidance. It can be found using the links below:
The National Association of Water Companies, the American Water Works Association and the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies have also issued a joint statement reassuring the public about the safety of tap water. You can read it here.
UV disinfection and advanced oxidation systems safeguard water against bacteria, protozoa, viruses and chemical contaminants. Every day, our UV systems treat billions of gallons of water and wastewater around the world in municipal, industrial, and residential applications.
*Information regarding COVID-19 is rapidly evolving. We will update this post with relevant details as they become available.