Water Services Association of Australia – Fact Sheet: COVID-19

The Water Services Association of Australia (WSAA) are a peak industry body for the Australian water industry, with members comprising mainly medium to large water utilities in Australia. WSAA produced a Fact Sheet on 11 March 2020 to answer some commonly asked questions from the community.

The questions answered were:

Can I catch COVID-19 from drinking water?

Should I buy bottled water?

How are water utilities protecting the water supply?

What if workers are quarantined at home, will water still be supplied?

Can COVID-19 be transmitted by the wastewater system?

How to help prevent the spread of coronavirus?

Drinking water quality in Australia

Published by Stuart Khan

Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of New South Wales

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