WSAA COVID-19 Fact Sheet


Water Services Association of Australia (WSAA) has created a COVID-19 fact sheet to reassure the public that drinking water in Australia is treated to a high level under the Australian Drinking Water Guidelines and that there is no evidence that COVID-19 can be transmitted by drinking water or wastewater systems.

The fact sheet states that water utilities across Australia are well prepared to manage their response to COVID-19.

The fact sheet provides detailed answers to the following questions frequently asked of water utilities by the public:

  • 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?

To download the fact sheet visit the WSAA website.