COVID-19 - Information for Public Water Systems
Please note that DPH DWS is open for business and available to help PWS during normal business hours (M-F 8-4:30). During this time, most staff are working remotely to better protect our workforce in order to serve you. Email is the preferred method of contact at this time. Please email your question or concern to DWDcompliance@ct.gov or to a specific DWS staff employee’s email (firstname.lastname@example.org) and we will be happy to assist you. Routinely check the DPH website for latest Circular Letters to PWS and COVID-19 updates
**US Dept of Homeland Security Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) Releases Guidance on Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers During COVID-19**
Information on COVID-19 and Drinking Water:
- Currently, there is no evidence that the COVID-19 virus survives the disinfection process for drinking water which most public water systems have. Americans can continue to use and drink water from their tap as usual.
- EPA recommends that Americans continue to use and drink tap water as usual. The World Health Organization (WHO) has stated that the, “presence of the COVID-19 virus has not been detected in drinking-water supplies and based on current evidence the risk to water supplies is low.” even for smaller public water systems that do not disinfect.
- Further, using bottled water or boiling your tap drinking water is not required as a precaution against COVID-19.
COVID 19 Information for:
- Community Public Water Systems
- Non Community Public Water Systems
- Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) Program
- Water Quality Monitoring
- Certified Operators of Public Water Systems
- Environmental Health
COVID 19 Webinar Series:
- Webinar – 2020-01 – COVID-19 for Water Utilities (March 12, 2020)
- Webinar – 2020-02 – COVID-19 for Water Utilities (March 19, 2020)
- Webinar – 2020-03 – COVID-19 for Water Utilities (March 26, 2020)
- Webinar – 2020-04 – COVID-19 for Public Water Systems, Certified Operators, Environmental Laboratories (April 02, 2020)
Additional Drinking Water related materials from the Connecticut Department of Public Health