COVID-19 and Drinking Water
DEQ continues to monitor developments related to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Our highest priority is protecting public health and providing assistance to our public water system owners and operators.
Please see the list of important resources related to drinking water and wastewater. We will update this page as new information becomes available.
- COVID-19 information for drinking water operators and managers
- COVID-19 information for Idaho drinking water certified laboratory personnel
Links to Resources
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention—Water Transmission and COVID-19
- Environmental Protection Agency—Coronavirus and Drinking Water and Wastewater
- Environmental Protection Agency—Incident Action Checklist—Pandemic Incidents
- Idaho’s Water and Wastewater Agency Response Network
- State of Idaho—Official Resources for the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)
- Water Environment Federation—The Water Professional’s Guide to COVID-19
- World Health Organization—Water, Sanitation, Hygiene and Waste Management for COVID-19
Please note that the standard operating procedures provided by public water system owners and operators or third party associations have not been reviewed and approved, nor endorsed, by DEQ, rather, this page simply provides a location for those entities to share the work they are currently conducting. These procedures are not law, nor do they create a right or benefit, substantive or procedural, enforceable at law or equity. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Tyler Fortunati at 208-373-0140 or email@example.com.
Standard Operating Procedures to Help Address COVID-19
- American Water Works Association—Utility Actions to Sustain Operations During COVID-19
- Kansas Department of Health and Environment—Guidance for Water Operators Scheduling and Entering Monitoring Locations