Will the Coronavirus affect my drinking water?

Brunswick County's two drinking water treatment plants are designed to filter and kill all kinds of viruses including COVID-19 the Coronavirus. The EPA mandated through the Safe Drinking Water Act that all drinking water treatment facilities designed and built in the United States be able to inactivate viruses and bacteria. The disinfection process of using chlorine is very effective at inactivating (killing) viruses. The World Health Organization has recently published a technical document describing the Coronavirus as having a "fragile outer membrane" that is generally less stable and more susceptible to oxidants such as chlorine (page 2 of document).

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1. Will the Coronavirus affect my drinking water?
2. What do I do if my water is running brown/murky?
3. When it comes to leaks, what is my responsibility and what is the county’s responsibility?
4. How can I get my water tested?