EPA: Tap Water is Safe to Drink During Coronavirus Outbreak

EPA: Tap Water is Safe to Drink During Coronavirus Outbreak

Tap water in the United States is safe to drink in the midst of the COVID-19 outbreak, according to an advisory by the EPA. It’s understandable that people might be concerned about how the novel coronavirus might affect drinking water and wastewater utilities, and the EPA provides some answers. From the EPA advisory Coronavirus and Drinking Water and Wastewater:

There is no higher priority for EPA than protecting the health and safety of Americans. 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.

[EPA]

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