Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Drinking Water

There is no evidence that the COVID-19 virus survives the disinfection process for drinking water and wastewater.
Americans can continue to use and drink water from their tap as usual.

The leadership of ASDWA continues to monitor developments related to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The health and safety of our members and the people they serve are ASDWA’s highest priorities.  We understand that individuals in our communities are seeking timely and accurate information, and many have questions about potential impacts to drinking water. We hope the following resources from states and our Federal partners will be of value to our membership, the public and the broader drinking water community.

For the most comprehensive and up-to-date information on COVID-19 please visit CDC’s website.

COVID-19 Resources by State

Click on your state to access local information and resources, including how your state departments of health and environment are taking action to educate and protect the public.




Information on COVID-19 and Drinking Water

Sources: U.S. CDC, Water Transmission and COVID-19  and U.S. EPA, Coronavirus and Drinking Water and Wastewater

Download COVID-19 and Drinking Water FAQs

COVID-19 and Tap Water

COVID-19 Transmission and Water



ASDWA’s Newsroom

ASDWA publishes content covering various areas of the drinking water program. Below, you’ll find specific information related to COVID-19 from ASDWA’s Newsroom. Visit to learn more about receiving ASDWA’s Update. You may also track ASDWA’s COVID-19 information, specifically, using the following RSS feed:

EPA Issues Memorandum on Enforcement Discretion During COVID-19 Outbreak

March 27th, 2020 Alan Roberson On Thursday (3/26), EPA's Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance (OECA) issued a memorandum - COVID-19 Implications for EPA's Enforcement and Compliance Assurance. This memo provides some suggestions (not requirements) for potential prioritization of Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) compliance monitoring, while leaving any final decision-making on potential prioritization to the primacy agencies. This memo…

ASDWA Continuing Operations Remotely

March 20th, 2020 Kevin Letterly With the current situation surrounding COVID-19 regularly evolving, ASDWA has transitioned to working remotely. During this time staff will be out of the office, but will continue operations. We do not expect this transition to drastically impact our work, as working remotely has been smooth aside from a few bandwidth issues that are being seen…

Free AWWA Webinar on Sustaining Utility Operations During COVID-19 on March 20th

March 18th, 2020 Alan Roberson The American Water Works Association (AWWA) is holding a free webinar on Friday, March 20th from 1:00-2:30 EDT (11:00 AM-12:30 PM MDT). This webinar will share practices that utilities have implemented to prepare and respond to COVID-19. This includes a discussion of workforce issues, facility access and supply chain conditions. Speakers include water system staff,…

Trusted Sources of Information on COVID-19