Coronavirus guidance for treatment systems by CDC

Mar 30, 2020

The leading national public health institute of the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), has published a fact sheet on water transmission and COVID-19.ย 

Drinking Water, Recreational Water and Wastewater: What You Need to Know

Can the COVID-19 virus spread through drinking water?

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.

Can the COVID-19 virus spread through pools and hot tubs?

There is no evidence that COVID-19 can be spread to humans through the use of pools and hot tubs. Proper operation, maintenance, and disinfection (e.g., with chlorine and bromine) of pools and hot tubs should remove or inactivate the virus that causes COVID-19.

The answers on other questions

Can the COVID-19 virus spread through sewerage systems?

Is the COVID-19 virus found in feces?

Should wastewater workers take extra precautions to protect themselves from the COVID-19 virus?

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