Avon Lake Regional Water provides a critical public health and safety role in our region, working 24/7, 365 days a year to provide water services to over 200,000 residents living in the seven-county area surrounding Avon Lake and sanitary sewer services to about 30,000 residents living in Avon Lake and parts of Lorain County.
Given our critical public health and safety role, Avon Lake Regional Water has emergency response and contingency plans in place for our staff, especially our water and wastewater operators to ensure your water and wastewater services remain seamless. Avon Lake Regional Water is actively monitoring COVID-19 in Ohio and asking staff to stay home when sick. We stand ready to implement those plans, if needed. Also, Avon Lake Regional Water staff continue to practice CDC hand hygiene guidelines and use personal protective equipment during the treatment processes.
As a reminder, per the Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO), there is no evidence detecting COVID-19 in drinking water because of the filtration and disinfection steps to treating the water. In addition, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released a statement on March 11th stating, “The COVID-19 virus has not been detected in drinking-water supplies. Based on current evidence, the risk to water supplies is low. Americans can continue to use and drink water from their tap as usual.”
The Avon Lake Board of Municipal Utilities and Avon Lake Regional Water take great pride in their critical roles in public health and safety. We will continue our ongoing commitment to the highest quality operations so you and your family can count on your water and wastewater services to remain reliable, wholesome and seamless.