Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
March 19, 2020
COVID-19 has not been detected in drinking water supplies. The 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. Updated information from EPA on COVID-19 can be found here. BEU continues to monitor the quality of our water supply to ensure it meets all state and federal standards set forth by the Environmental Protection Agency and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.