The outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Australia created highly uncertain circumstances for households, businesses and governments.
Prior to 2020, concepts such as “lockdowns,” “mask mandates” and “social distancing” were unknown to most of us. Today they are part of our everyday language as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact all aspects of our lives.
Water is an essential service and water utilities are well prepared to manage their response to COVID-19. There is no evidence that drinking water will be affected by the COVID-19 virus or that it is transmitted by drinking water or wastewater systems.