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Coronavirus and drinking water

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) has been affecting the nation more and more each day. With panic over hand sanitizer and toilet paper, the City of Turlock wants to assure residents that your drinking water has not been affected by the virus and is still safe to consume.

The City of Turlock is, and always has been held to standards and regulations by the state that require it to be treated to remove or kill pathogens (including viruses) before it is distributed to the public. 

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. 

EPA recommends that citizens continue to use and drink tap water as usual. At this time, there are no indications that COVID-19 is in the drinking water supply or will affect the reliable supply of water.

For more information and updates please see: 

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For questions or additional information, contact Municipal Services at (209) 668-5590 or visit the City of Turlock website at: Brought to you by the City of Turlock Municipal Services Department.



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