Drinking Water Protections Against COVID-19
State officials say there is no need to stock up on surplus bottled water due to Coronavirus
SALT LAKE CITY – The Utah Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) wants residents to know that their public water supply is safe. In the case of quarantine or outbreak related to the coronavirus, public drinking water systems are designed to continuously deliver safe drinking water to your tap.
“Drinking water treatment and disinfection has effectively protected Utah’s population for many decades. These protections will safeguard residents against drinking-water-borne viral infections—including coronavirus,” says Marie Owens, Director of DEQ’s Division of Drinking Water. “There is no need for residents to stock up on surplus bottled water in preparation for a potential outbreak of coronavirus.”
The South Davis Water District will continue to provide clean, fresh, disinfected water throughout this COVID-19 crisis. We do not foresee there being any water shortages.
We are able to control the water system remotely, but we will continue visually inspecting our treatment facilities on a daily basis, as well as performing all routine and investigative water sampling if a quarantine is enacted.
We will also be fully capable of responding to emergencies.
Please note that we are not accepting in-person payments in the office in order to practice social distancing. We are, however, answering phones as before, and can take payments over the phone. We also have a payment drop box to the left of the office door.
We want our customers to feel confident in their water system during these scary times.
The earthquake we had on the 18th did not cause any damage to the system that we have been able to find. If you suspect there may be a leak, please call the water department at 801-295-4468. One sign that there could be a leak is water that has an orange or yellow appearance.
South Davis Water District