TEMECULA – With growing concerns about the potential impacts of the coronavirus, Rancho California Water District reassured customers that the quality and supply of their water will not be impacted. There is currently no evidence to support that COVID-19 is transmitted through drinking water. As always, tap water is available, plentiful and safe.
Rancho Water provides drinking water from a blend of groundwater wells and imported surface water from the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California. Groundwater provides a natural filtration process which facilitates the removal of contaminants such as COVID-19. MWD utilizes multiple steps in their treatment process that is sufficient to physically remove, disinfect and chemically inactivate viruses, bacteria and other living organisms. This level of treatment meets the stringent state and federal drinking water standards that ensures water is safe for consumption.
Water quality staff continuously monitors the water supply throughout the distribution system, collecting more than 2,000 samples each year. These results are published in the Annual Water Quality report, which can be found at www.ranchowater.com.
Submitted by Rancho California Water District.