Safe Water

CINCO MUD 8 has been in contact with our water operator, Inframark, and your drinking water is safe. For more information see the links below for the CDC and the EPA.

CDC: Water Transmission and COVID-19

Drinking Water, Recreational Water and Wastewater: What You Need to Know

Can the COVID-19 virus spread through drinking water?

The COVID-19 virus has not been detected in drinking water. Conventional water treatment methods that use filtration and disinfection, such as those in most municipal drinking water systems, should remove or inactivate the virus that causes COVID-19.

EPA: Coronavirus and Drinking Water and Wastewater

There is no higher priority for EPA than protecting the health and safety of Americans. EPA is providing this important information about COVID-19 as it relates to drinking water and wastewater to provide clarity to the public. The COVID-19 virus has not been detected in drinking-water supplies. Based on current evidence, the risk to water supplies is low. Americans can continue to use and drink water from their tap as usual.

EPA has established regulations with treatment requirements for public water systems that prevent waterborne pathogens such as viruses from contaminating drinking water and wastewater. Coronavirus, which causes COVID-19, is a type of virus that is particularly susceptible to disinfection and standard treatment and disinfectant processes are expected to be effective. EPA is coordinating with our federal partners, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and will continue to provide technical assistance and support, as appropriate.

Cinco MUD 8 Proclaims the EPA’s Fix a Leak Week

All CINCO MUD 8 Residents will receive door hangers with Texas Landscapes Water Savings Tips and Toilet Leak Detector Tablets.  The District will also have a tabletop Display in the lobby of the Canyon Gate Recreation Center from March 16 – 22, 2020.  Come by a pickup a WaterSense labeled product REBATE FORM or WISE GUYS information for a free irrigation evaluation.  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) created “FIX a LEAK WEEK” as a national campaign to educate consumers about water-saving behaviors using WaterSense labeled products. The WaterSense label makes it easy to identify products that use less water and perform as well as or better than standard models.

Whether by replacing an inefficient fixture with a WaterSense labeled product or adopting water-efficient behaviors, we can all take action to save water for future generations.

Saving is as easy as check, twist, replace.

    • Check toilets for silent leaks: put a few drops of food coloring in the tank and wait 10 minutes to flush. If color appears in the bowl, the flapper may need replacing.
    • Twist on a WaterSense labeled bathroom faucet aerator, 1.5 gpm or lower to save water and energy at the tap without noticing a difference in flow.
    • Replace your showerhead with a WaterSense labeled model that uses less water and energy, but still lets you shower with power.

Join thousands of your neighbors during Fix a Leak Week. Make simple changes at home to save water and energy.