What is VDH doing to help protect my drinking water?

The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) continues to enforce all regulations and treatment requirements for public water systems that prevent waterborne pathogens such as viruses from contaminating drinking water. During a pandemic, waterworks are required to maintain the same water quality standards. 


VDH has reached out to waterworks owners and operators to provide information and encourage owners and operators to prepare for potential future events. 


In addition, VDH is continually reaching out to waterworks owners and operators to discover if they are being impacted by COVID-19, for example, loss of operational staff, lack of supplies and chemicals, or loss of support services, such a water quality laboratory. 

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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?