Drinking Water & COVID-19 | Regional Water Providers Consortium

COVID-19

your water is safe to drink

Your tap water is safe to drink and available. 

The Consortium’s 23 water provider members are committed to providing safe and reliable drinking water to their customers every day, and this remains true during the COVID-19 pandemic.  

Here in Oregon, water providers are required to meet the Environmental Protection Agency and the Oregon Health Authority treatment and water quality requirements. The treatment processes used by water providers kill bacteria and viruses such as COVID-19. Find out more from the EPA and the CDC about COVID-19 and drinking water. 

We’ll keep the water on and we’re here to help. 

Water is a key element to staying healthy and safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. You can always count on reliable water service from us.   

Customers that are concerned about their ability to pay their upcoming water bills should contact their water provider to find out what support and resources they can provide. (Please note that many water providers have reduced their customer service staffing in order to follow physical distancing recommendations, and that response times may be increased.) 

Saving water saves money. 

Find out how you can use water more efficiently at home and in the garden. More efficient water use will lead to savings on your upcoming water bill. 

We are in this together. 

Water is an essential service and our staff are essential too. Water providers are taking precautions to keep their work force safe and healthy. In order to maintain physical distancing, providers are teleworking when possible, shifting work schedules, and limiting access to important facilities such as treatment and operations locations to protect critically essential staff.