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Coronavirus and Water - Here's What We Know

While there is so much news and information going around surrounding the Coronavirus (COVID-19), we wanted to do our part in bringing some peace to the situation.

We’ve heard reports of people wondering if the Coronavirus could be transmitted through the public water supply, here’s what we know regarding this question.

Can the Coronavirus be Transmitted Through Municipal (City) Water?

The short answer, no.

The CDC reports the following,

“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.”

The virus has not been detected in the water, and the disinfecting treatment that municipalities use should remove the virus.

We have always been very open about how municipalities do a great job when it comes to removing bacteria and viruses. And when an unprecedented event like this pandemic is at hand, it can provide comfort knowing that our water is safe to use.

The CDC, EPA, and AWWA (American Water Works Association) have all stated that water utilities can continue to provide water services.

Resources Regarding the Coronavirus and Water

Here are some helpful resources regarding the Coronavirus and water:

WQA (Water Quality Association)

CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention)

EPA (Environmental Protection Agency)

AWWA (American Water Works Association)

The Importance of Drinking Water Purification

While the Coronavirus is very unlikely to be transmitted through municipal water, there are a host of other toxic contaminants that are found in municipal water that should be removed.

We recommend reverse osmosis water purification for in-home drinking water purification. See our article on the benefits of reverse osmosis to learn more.

You can take control of your water. If you want to learn more about water purification and filtration and Reverse Osmosis, contact our team.

Want to learn even more about whole-home water purification in Knoxville and Nashville? Check out our Knoxville and Nashville Residents Guide to Water Purification!

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