Vista Irrigation District water remains safe to drink due to numerous robust treatment processes used by the Escondido-Vista Water Treatment Plant; jointly owned by the City of Escondido and the District, and our regional water supplier, the San Diego County Water Authority.
There is no evidence that coronavirus is transmitted through water. In fact, coronavirus is a respiratory illness like the flu, and not spread through treated water supplies. More information about the Coronavirus and water supplies can be found at the CDC website.
To ensure continued water supply safety, Vista Irrigation District continuously monitors and tests your water in compliance with state and federal water quality standards. Drinking water provided by Vista Irrigation District is treated by a combination of technologies – including sedimentation, filtration and disinfection – that chemically deactivate and physically remove bacteria, viruses and other contaminants.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and the World Health Organization, coronavirus is spread from person to person contact, breathing or contacting respiratory droplets from an infected person, and contacting surfaces contaminated with the virus.
Here is what you can do to stay healthy:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
- Follow public health advice.
For more information about virus prevention and treatment, go to the CDC’s website or the County of San Diego Health & Human Services Agency.