The State Water Board has released a factsheet explaining how existing drinking water safety rules and regulations protect against a wide spectrum of potential safety risks, including viruses like COVID-19. A Spanish language version of the factsheet is also available.
The Board has also released a guidance document for public water systems that identifies relevant considerations and details suggestions to reduce the impact of COVID-19 on the operation of public water systems and to support the continued delivery of safe drinking water.
The guidance document includes suggestions in six areas:
- Continued Communications
- Maintaining Staffing Capabilities
- Laboratory Services
- Maintain Enough Consumables (Chemicals and Materials)
- Financial Considerations
- Prepare for Response
For more information regarding resources available to drinking water suppliers, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.