COVID-19 Update

In this time of heightened public health awareness Clackamas River Water has clear and direct information about drinking water to offer.

Tap water continues to be safe to drink.

According to the CDC, the COVID-19 virus has not been detected in drinking water. Conventional water treatment methods such as filtration and disinfection used by Clackamas River Water and most municipal drinking water systems, removes or inactivates the virus that causes COVID-19.

In a statement released by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the agency said:

“The COVID-19 virus has not been detected in drinking-water supplies. Based on current evidence, the risk to water supplies is low. Americans can continue to use and drink water from their tap as usual. EPA has established regulations with treatment requirements for public water systems that prevent waterborne pathogens such as viruses from contaminating drinking water and wastewater. COVID-19 is a type of virus that is particularly susceptible to disinfection and standard treatment and disinfectant processes are expected to be effective.”

Clackamas River Water meets the EPA and the Oregon Health Authority requirements for the treatment of viruses such as COVID-19 and regularly tests throughout the drinking water system make sure the water remains safe.

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