The County of San Luis Obispo Department of Public Works wants its customers to know tap water will continue to be safe and reliable. According to a fact sheet published by the California State Water Board, the water treatment and distribution methods used by the County removes and kills bacteria and viruses, including Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).

“The County maintains protective measures to ensure our water systems and groundwater are protected from pathogens, including viruses,” says Utilities Division Manager, Mark Chiaramonte. The County’s multi-step filtration and disinfection treatment process destroys viruses.

For more information, visit the COVID-19 and Tap Water FAQs document on the Public Works Department webpage. For updates on COVID-19 in SLO County, visit or call the recorded Public Health Information Line at (805) 788-2903. The phone assistance center at (805) 543- 2444 is staffed to handle COVID-19 questions from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays, and from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekends.