As the CDC continues to review the spread of the virus, it is believed that the transmission of COVID-19 through sewer systems may be possible. However, there is no evidence that this has occurred, and direct human contact with sewer systems is very limited. City of Orange City wastewater employees continue to take proper safeguards and practice basic hygiene precautions during their daily work tasks.
COVID-19 has not been detected in drinking water. Groundwater systems (water pumped from wells), like Orange City, are much less susceptible to outside contamination than surface water systems (water pumped from lakes or rivers). Water treatment methods that use filtration and disinfection (which the City of Orange City uses) will remove or inactivate the virus.