With the public taking increasing precautions to stay safe from COVID-19, public health officials have issued a statement that tap water is safe to drink in the context of COVID-19. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released a guide to drinking and wastewater on its website. The guide states at the outset that the COVID-19 virus has not been detected in drinking-water supplies, and Americans should continue to drink tap water rather than stockpile bottled water. The EPA outlined the mandated treatment methods used to filter and disinfect drinking water, stating that COVID-19 is particularly susceptible to them.

The EPA also spoke to concerns about wastewater, stating that the treatment methods required by wastewater systems should inactivate COVID19, citing research by the World Health Organization (WHO).

Read more from the EPA here: https://www.epa.gov/coronavirus/coronavirus-and-drinking-water-and-wastewater