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    March 23, 2020

    Coronavirus: Two important messages about water and wastewater

    Bryan’s water is safe

    Despite concerns around the COVID-19 outbreak, the coronavirus has not been detected in public water supplies, which have a low risk of contamination. When you turn on your faucet, you can be confident your tap water is a safe and secure source for the water you need for drinking, cooking, and maintaining personal hygiene.

    Bryan’s drinking water is drawn from an artesian aquifer 3000 feet deep and is disinfected with chlorine before being distributed throughout our system. Our staff collects 100 water samples each month to ensure we maintain appropriate disinfection levels throughout our distribution system. These standard disinfection practices are specifically designed to inactivate viruses.

    The City of Bryan has staff continuously working during this event to ensure the water remains safe and there is no disruption in service. Our staff is dedicated to providing our customers with safe, reliable and healthy water.

    Please only flush toilet paper

    We know there is a shortage of toilet paper in stores, and it’s tempting to use alternate products. But please remember: do not flush anything down your toilet besides actual toilet paper.

    This includes facial tissues, baby wipes, sanitizing wipes, toilet scrub pads, swiffers, napkins, paper towels and anything “flushable.” Flushing those items down the toilet can cause backups in your home, and more importantly, big problems at the City of Bryan’s wastewater treatment facility.

    So, keep those pipes clean to help our wastewater treatment system run smoothly.

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