COVID-19 Is Not a Threat to District’s Water Supply
March 26, 2020
David Coxey, General Manager
Bella Vista Water District’s Ongoing Operations and Response to Coronavirus Protects Public Health and Safety
Your tap water is available 24/7/365, plentiful and safe. The Coronavirus (COVID-19) has no impact on the quality or supply of tap water. Per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, COVID-19 is transmitted person-to-person and not through water. Also, per the United States Environmental Protection Agency, COVID-19 has not been detected in drinking-water supplies, and people can continue to use and drink water from their tap as usual.
Bella Vista Water’s Tap Water Is Clean, Safe, Reliable
During the initial COVID-19 health emergency “panic buying” of bottled water emptied store shelves and sown confusion over water safety. There is no need to overbuy bottled water, which is far more expensive than tap water, and boiling your water is not necessary. Bella Vista Water District continues to operate 24/7. We want to assure our community that we have a plentiful, affordable, water supply.
Bella Vista Water District Serves High-Quality Tap Water
Water systems are identified as one of 16 critical infrastructure sectors vital to the United States. To ensure high-quality tap water, Bella Vista Water District disinfects the water before it enters our system - this water treatment process removes and kills viruses, including Coronaviruses such as COVID-19, as well as other pathogens. In addition, Bella Vista Water District conducts over 260 routine water quality tests annually; these analyses are performed by highly-skilled staff both on-site and in State-certified laboratories.
During these challenging and unprecedented times, Bella Vista Water District remains resilient as we do our part to reduce the spread of COVID-19. With the fluid and rapidly evolving situation, we continue to monitor developments and will adjust as needed to ensure the health and safety of our customers, employees, and the community.
Information about Bella Vista Water District’s high-quality water is available at www.bvwd.org/WaterQualityReport.