Ensure good water quality when you reopen your business

If you are preparing to reopen a business where there’s been little to no water use, please thoroughly flush water from the taps before using it. This precaution is necessary because prolonged stagnation of water in building pipes can impair water quality.

To flush properly, start from the faucet closest to the water meter and move outward toward the farthest faucet. If your faucet has both cold and hot water handles, run the cold water first, then the hot water.

For more information, visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/php/building-water-system.html or https://www.waterboards.ca.gov/drinking_water/certlic/drinkingwater/covid-19.html. business,