The American National Standards Institute referenced NGWA’s article, “Groundwater, Wells, and Coronavirus” by NGWA Director of Science and Technology William M. Alley, Ph.D., and NGWA Regulatory Affairs Manager Charles A. Job, in its weekly update.
ANSI notes that even though the article says the risk to private water well systems is low, various viruses, including COVID-19, are still a potential threat.
The most effective action to protect against viruses, including COVID-19, from contaminating a water supply is regular maintenance of well water systems and wastewater septic systems. The article also highlights the importance of proper septic system maintenance as well as “setback.”
Click here to read the article.