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DNR: Tap Water Is Fine, You Can Save Bottled Water For Emergencies

Des Moines, Iowa — You don’t need to drink bottled water at this time. That from the Iowa Department of Natural Resources.

While people are being told to maintain social distancing and wash their hands due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the DNR wants to provide clarity to the public. They say that the COVID-19 virus has not been detected in drinking water supplies. Based on current evidence, the DNR tells us the risk to water supplies is very low.

DNR experts assure us that disinfection methods used in drinking water treatment plants are effective for the inactivation of coronaviruses and all other viruses. Iowans can continue to use and drink water from their tap as usual.

The Iowa DNR also recommends obtaining your potable water from your tap as much as possible to conserve bottled water for emergency situations if needed.

The DNR says you can stay up to date on the latest news regarding coronavirus with the World Health Organization (WHO), U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH).

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