COVID-19 and Drinking Water

The COVID-19 virus (also known as the coronavirus) is a virus passed from person to person, through close contact similar to how the flu is spread. There is no evidence that the virus has been detected in drinking water nor that it can survive in water. MVWD uses conventional water treatment methods that include filtration and disinfection to ensure customers receive safe, reliable and high quality water. The District uses multiple steps in the treatment process that physically removes, disinfects and chemically inactivates viruses, bacteria and other living organisms from your drinking water.

Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Drinking Water, Recreational Water and Wastewater: What you need to know

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Coronavirus and Drinking Water and Wastewater

Monte Vista Water District has resumed disconnections of water service due to non-payment in accordance with Senate Bill 155, which was signed by Governor Newsom on September 23, 2021. During the height of the pandemic, the governor placed a moratorium on water service shutoffs but it expired December 31, 2021.

Help Slow the Spread of COVID-19

MVWD reminds customers to use the following recommendations to limit risk of illness:

  • Wash your hands often, with soap and water, for at least 20 seconds
  • Avoid touching your eyes, mouth or nose with unwashed hands
  • Avoid close contact with people who are coughing or sneezing
  • Clean high-contact surfaces like phone screens, keyboards, doorknobs, steering wheels, etc.
  • Wear a cloth facial covering when leaving your home (when exercising, getting essential needs, etc.)