Seal Beach’s drinking water is safe

The City of Seal Beach wants to assure our customers and residents that your drinking water is safe and reliable. COVID-19 (Coronavirus) has no impact on the quality of your drinking water. The City is also taking steps to ensure that service to our customers will continue uninterrupted so your drinking water is both available and plentiful.

Most of the City’s drinking water comes from deep groundwater wells, which do not contain viruses or other pathogenic organisms. Some of our water supply comes from imported surface water, which receives advanced water treatment that removes all microorganisms including viruses. All water is dosed with chlorine before entering the water distribution system to ensure that it stays safe through our system to your home.

The Orange County Water District (OCWD), the agency that manages and oversees the overall water quality of Orange County’s groundwater basin, has posted more detailed information regarding drinking water in the midst of the Coronavirus outbreak. The link to this webpage is: https://www.ocwd.com/learning-center/covid-19/

General Manager Michael R. Markus from the Orange County Water District states, “COVID-19 does not impact the quality or supply of your drinking water. The presence of the COVID-19 virus has not been detected in drinking water supplies and OCWD does not expect this health outbreak to disrupt service to local water providers.”

This article was released by the Seal Beach Police Department.