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Kingsbury General Improvement District (KGID) continues to monitor the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and recommends all residents review the best and latest information on the following trusted websites:

http://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/summary.html

http://www.who.int/publications-detail/water-sanitation-hygiene-and-waste-management-for-covid-19

http://www.cisa.gov/insights

http://www.osha.gov/SLTC/covid-19/controlprevention.html#solidwaste

At this time, existing safe management techniques in both drinking water and sanitation apply to COVID-19.  Extra measures are not needed. In particular, disinfection treatment processes will facilitate more rapid die-off of the COVID-19 virus. Provision of safe water, sanitation and hygienic conditions play an essential role in protecting human health during all infectious disease outbreaks, including the current COVID-19 outbreak.

Frequent and proper hand washing is one of the most important prevention measures for COVID-19.  Good and consistently applied hygiene in communities, homes, schools, workplaces, marketplaces and health care facilities will further help to prevent human-to-human transmission of COVID-19.

This outbreak continues to evolve and information changes daily. Similar to past viral outbreaks of this magnitude, COVID-19 is something to be taken very seriously.

Frequently asked question: Are there any risks of COVID19 being transmitted through drinking water supplies?

KGID’s response to frequently asked questions regarding coronavirus & treated water is:

According to health officials, COVID19 is primarily transmitted person-to-person, there is no indication that transmission can occur via drinking water supplies. KGID’s drinking water is treated using a combination of ozonation, ultraviolet light and chlorination, which are on the leading edge of water treatment processes and effective at removing contaminants from water. Chlorination, which is used throughout KGID’s water distribution system, is extremely effective at destroying virus and microorganisms during the water treatment process and maintaining disinfection throughout the water system.