Tucson Water reminds customers that their water is safe and that they can continue to use and drink water from their taps as usual. Coronavirus has not been found in properly disinfected drinking water.
Tucson Water uses sodium hypochlorite as a standard disinfectant for its water supply and the practice has been shown to be effective against viruses and bacteria. Tap water remains a completely safe, much lower cost option to ensure customers stay hydrated and remain safe and healthy through frequent and proper washing. There is no need to hoard bottled water from stores.
Tucson Water’s operational plan includes the actions needed to assure it has sufficient staff and backup staff to perform its highest priority functions, which include delivery of safe and secure water.