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CDC Building Water Flushing Guidance

CDC Building Water Flushing Guidance

Given that you as a water supplier may receive questions regarding this information about flushing stagnant water from buildings prior to reopening or prior to using a closed building for medical purposes, I wanted to share these links with you.

 

CDC posted this flushing guidance https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/php/building-water-system.html

EPA is working with CDC to develop some further information.

 

CDC also posted information about the safety of water for hand washing during a boil water advisory on their Q&A page https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/php/water.html

 

The scientists and engineers at the Environmental Science, Policy & Research Institute (ESPRI) and AH Environmental Consultants, Inc. (AH) developed brief guidance material to help those who are responsible for maintaining building water systems.

https://esprinstitute.org/coronavirus-building-flushing-guidance/

 

All EPA resources can be found here and by following the Utility link at the very bottom on this page for more information:

https://www.epa.gov/coronavirus/coronavirus-and-drinking-water-and-wastewater

Patti Kay

 

Patti Kay Wisniewski

Drinking Water Preparedness and Resiliency Coordinator

US EPA Region 3

Drinking Water Section (3WD21)

1650 Arch Street

Phila, PA  19103

 

215-814-5668

Cell: 215-514-7893

Email: Wisniewski.patti-kay@epa.gov

(note the hyphen appears in email only)

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