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Kingman’s Drinking Water is Safe

Post Date:03/18/2020 4:03 PM

The City of Kingman’s water is safe to drink and does not require boiling. The City professionals who are in charge of making sure our water is safe to drink, are constantly hard at work following all guidelines and federal standards. The City of Kingman works continuously to ensure that the water each of us drink from our taps is clean and safe. The City of Kingman is required by both the Federal Government and the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality, under the Safe Drinking Water Act. We continually strive to adopt new methods for delivering the best-quality drinking water to you. As new challenges to drinking water safety emerge, the city remains vigilant in meeting the goals of source water protection, water conservation, and community education while continuing to serve the needs of all our water users.

The American Water Works Association has issued statements along with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), “There is no higher priority for EPA than protecting the health and safety of Americans. EPA is providing this important information about COVID-19 as it relates to drinking water and wastewater to provide clarity to the public. The COVID-19 virus has not been detected in drinking-water supplies. Based on current evidence, the risk to water supplies is low. Americans can continue to use and drink water from their tap as usual.

EPA has established regulations with treatment requirements for public water systems that prevent waterborne pathogens such as viruses from contaminating drinking water and wastewater. Coronavirus, which causes COVID-19, is a type of virus that is particularly susceptible to disinfection and standard treatment and disinfectant processes are expected to be effective. EPA is coordinating with our federal partners, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and will continue to provide technical assistance and support, as appropriate.”

For any questions, please contact Nancy Sipe, Water Quality Program Manager (928) 692-3136, or nsipe@cityofkingman.gov.

KINGMAN'S DRINKING WATER IS SAFE.-min

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