Harris County Fresh Water Supply District 61 and MUD 248 continues to monitor Coronavirus / COVID-19 guidance from federal and state government agencies. The emergence of COVID-19 has caused understandable questions about public health and local water supplies.
To be clear, the water supply for Harris County Fresh Water Supply District 61 and MUD 248 is safe and certified by the State of Texas as a “Superior Water System.”
Federally, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) provide helpful resources about COVID-19 and the safety of drinking water.
According to the CDC and The EPA: “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.”
More CDC information is available at: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/php/water.html
More EPA information is available at: https://www.epa.gov/coronavirus/coronavirus-and-drinking-water-and-wastewater?fbclid=IwAR2xqwJmXDySqr11nU8GHaOxF1VYh0ymnxHhmUkxY4LGHNZelgSNIZBNExM