COVID-19 and Drinking Water

The COVID-19 virus (also known as the coronavirus) is a virus passed from person to person, through close contact similar to how the flu is spread. There is no evidence that the virus has been detected in drinking water nor that it can survive in water. MVWD uses conventional water treatment methods that include filtration and disinfection to ensure customers receive safe, reliable and high quality water. The District uses multiple steps in the treatment process that physically removes, disinfects and chemically inactivates viruses, bacteria and other living organisms from your drinking water.

Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Drinking Water, Recreational Water and Wastewater: What you need to know

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Coronavirus and Drinking Water and Wastewater

MVWD reminds customers to use the following recommendations to limit risk of illness:

  • Wash your hands often, with soap and water, for at least 20 seconds
  • Avoid touching your eyes, mouth or nose with unwashed hands
  • Avoid close contact with people who are coughing or sneezing
  • Clean high-contact surfaces like phone screens, keyboards, doorknobs, steering wheels, etc.

For more information on steps to prevent illness, visit the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) website at

Monte Vista Water District has temporarily suspended disconnections of water service due to non-payment and late/shut-off fees in accordance with Governor Newsom’s Executive Order N-28-20, which was issued on March 16, 2020.

MVWD’s local agency partners have additional information specific to their jurisdictions available on their websites. MVWD customers are encouraged to visit their city’s or County website for timely information, updates and resources:

City of Montclair - Coronavirus updates

City of Chino - Coronavirus updates

San Bernardino County Department of Public Health - Coronavirus updates

The COVID-19 situation is rapidly changing and many have expressed concerns about the economic impacts as well as impacts on individuals and families.  Here is a list of additional resources available locally.