2018-2021 Archive

Water Quality During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Apr 21, 2020 at 10:33am

Your local drinking water is safe for consumption. Read more!

At the Mojave River Watershed Group (MRWG), we are committed to protecting the Mojave River and its watershed from stormwater pollution so that you have clean water to drink. Here is some important information to reassure High Desert residents that our drinking water is safe.

Photo by: Medical News Today

According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), COVID-19 does not present a threat to the safety of our water supply. The treatment process includes multiple steps for filtration and disinfection to remove viruses, including coronaviruses and other pathogens and bacteria. The EPA will continue to support states and cities that are taking proactive measures to monitor the treated water to ensure that it meets, or surpasses, all federal and state drinking water standards. This means that we can continue to be stormwater savvy by drinking our water straight from the tap! On behalf of our organization, thank you to the High Desert community for following recommended guidelines to stay at home, practice social distancing and wash your hands. Together, we can flatten the curve! We look forward to see you all out in our beautiful community very soon. 

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