Is my Stafford County drinking water safe?

Yes. Existing treatment requirements, water quality standards and design standards for construction of drinking water treatment systems and wells address viruses and microbial pathogens, including the COVID-19 virus.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (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." Additionally, according to the CDC, COVID-19 is mainly thought to spread between people who are in close contact with one another and COVID-19 is not spread through drinking water. 

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1. Can the COVID-19 virus spread through drinking water?
2. Is my Stafford County drinking water safe?
3. What is VDH doing to help protect my drinking water?
4. Do I need to boil my drinking water?
5. Is tap water safe to use for hand washing?
6. If I want more information about my drinking water or have concerns about it, who should I contact?