Water is an integral part of our lives. We drink it, we wash our hands and consume it in everyday chores. Hence, there is uncertainty about the virus transmission through water makes you curious.
You are taking every precaution to keep yourself clean, observing social distance, wearing masks, avoiding unnecessary contact with people, sanitizing yourself, and washing hands. You are doing your bit. You already know how coronavirus spreads.
Still, you are worried as to how can COVID-19 live in water? Or does it have the tendency to spread through water?
According to (EPA) Environmental Protection Agency and CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Protection), there is no such evidence – regarding the transmission of coronavirus – found in tap or drinking water.
Experts who are currently studying coronavirus and its symptoms, do not have complete information about the virus too, due to continuous changes occurring in the symptoms.
But there is so much you should know about the virus’ transmission that can be avoided in some common situations.
Can COVID-19 Spread Through Tap Water?
In the United States, the Environmental Protection Agency regulates the general water supply system for public use. Considering the novel coronavirus pandemic, CDC has confirmed that the water purification and chlorination processes are the safest to eliminate any kind of bacteria and germs from the drinking water.
According to the reports gained from EPA, CDC is certain that there is no indication or risk of the coronavirus in the water supply across the country.
It is necessary to remember that drinking water would not harm you, but sharing your glass of water may transmit germs to others in case you have the virus.
Do you need to worry before swimming in a swimming pool?
As the summer season is approaching, you might wonder if it is safe to use swimming pools, or if you can get the coronavirus through pool water. Unlike different diseases that transmit through water, CDC has clarified that the survival of coronavirus in hot tubs or in pool water (if it is maintained properly) is near to impossible. Maintenance of the swimming pool should include a proper and regular check for P.H. and chlorine levels.
The spread of the coronavirus through pool water depends on how long the affected person is using the pool. Be aware of the timings when the pool reopens for the public. Keep social distancing even when you are swimming in the pool water.
While at Beaches take Steps to Remain Safe
Unlike the swimming pools and other public water, places are maintained according to the requirements, rivers, and oceans aren’t managed to eliminate germs that can be transmitted easily.
Remember, the larger the water body, the bigger the chances of diluting the virus. The same holds true for rivers and oceans.
But if you want to avoid contracting the coronavirus at beaches, the simple way is to observe social distancing protocol and avoid sharing things and contacting people in outer space. Whether you want to join your friends on the surfboard, or under the shed to avoid the sunlight, it becomes hard to maintain the distance in many situations at the beach.