Water Research Australia Factsheet: SARS-CoV-2: Water and Sanitation

Water Research Australia is an independent, not-for-profit research organisation that is member-driven and funded. Members include Australian water utilities, academic institutions and state health regulators. This Fact Sheet has been developed to provide information for the water industry about the COVID-19 virus (SARS-CoV-2) and implications of the virus for the management of drinking water and sanitation systems.

Topics covered include:

  • What are coronaviruses?
  • What is SARS-CoV-2?
  • What are the implications for water and sanitation systems and workers?
  • Working around wastewater
  • Disinfection of water and wastewater
  • Risks to continuity of supply and public concern
  • Water quality monitoring and research priorities

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