EPA Guidance for Disinfecting, Cleaning and Addressing Water Quality Challenges Related to Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Maintaining or Restoring Water Quality in Building with Low or No Use
Building and business closures for weeks or months reduce water usage, potentially leading to stagnant water inside building plumbing. This water can become unsafe to drink or otherwise use for domestic or commercial purposes. EPA recommends that building owners and managers take proactive steps as outlined in the documents below to protect public health by minimizing water stagnation during closures and taking action to address building water quality prior to reopening.
- Read information on maintaining or restoring water quality in buildings with low or no use.
- View Frequent Questions about Drinking Water and Coronavirus (COVID-19).
- View Frequent Questions about Wastewater and Coronavirus (COVID-19).