Central Lake County Joint Action Water Agency
Serving the potable water needs of Central Lake County Illinois since 1992

Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Tap Water Information

As COVID-19 infections spread, some people have inquired about the safety of their water supply.  According to the World Health Organization (WHO), there is no evidence that COVID-19 virus survives in drinking water. The United States Environmental Protection Agency states that “Americans can continue to use and drink water from their tap as usual”. The Centers for Disease Control note that COVID-19 virus has not been detected in drinking water. 

At CLCJAWA, virus removal is calculated daily to assure a minimum removal of 99.99%. In fact, CLCJAWA achieves this regulation at all times, typically more than 25 times better. This is before treatment with two additional pathogen barriers including ozone and ultraviolet light (UV). There is no other water plant on Lake Michigan or the midwest that employs more water treatment technology, and only a handful in the United States. Lake Michigan tap water from CLCJAWA is ozone purified, carbon filtered, UV treated, and chlorine disinfected. To verify water quality, automated instrumentation is used continuously and organism removal is verified daily in our certified laboratory. More information can be found here.

Pursuant to Governor Pritzker’s Executive Order 2020-07 Section 6, and because the Central Lake County Joint Action Water Agency’s water treatment facilities have been closed to the public;  the April 22, 2020 Executive Meeting at 6:00 p.m. will be held in a teleconference format for both Board of Director and public participation. Members of the public are welcome to attend via video, audio, or telephone and will be addressed during the Public Comment agenda item. 

Join Zoom Meeting online: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84693102158

Join Zoom Meeting by phone: 312-626-6799 

Zoom Meeting I.D.: 846 9310 2158