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CITY OF GREENSBORO: EPA and CDC Share Facts About Tap Water Safety

Local Government

By Press release submission | Mar 25, 2020


City of Greensboro recently issued the following announcement.

The US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have published user-friendly Web pages complete with facts about public water safety in an effort to clarify issues concerning COVID-19.

"The COVID-19 virus has not been detected in drinking-water supplies. Based on current evidence, the risk to water supplies is low," according to an EPA public affairs advisory.

The statement continues: "EPA has established regulations with treatment requirements for public water systems that prevent waterborne pathogens such as viruses from contaminating drinking water and wastewater. COVID-19 is a type of virus that is particularly susceptible to disinfection and standard treatment and disinfectant processes are expected to be effective."

Mike Borchers, director of the City's Water Resource Department, says: "In this very trying and uncertain time all of us are facing, I’d like to reassure our community and customers on the quality and safety of our drinking water supply. The treatment process we use, which includes disinfection, ensures the water you depend on is completely safe."

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