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Posted on: March 24, 2020

Press Release - Message From the City’s Water Department About the Safe Condition of Gallup’s Water

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE GALLUP, NM (March 24, 2020) – From the Gallup Water Department: We are currently experiencing a volume of calls regarding the safety of our City Water.  Americans can continue to use and drink water from their tap as usual. Tap water is perfectly safe for drinking and washing.  The water does not require boiling for safety, and we discourage the hoarding of bottled water. The City is following all EPA guidelines regarding water treatment, and in addition, is taking the extra measure of rinsing the hoses at the loading station daily with a dilute water‐bleach solution. In addition, we chlorinate our groundwater, although we are not required to from a regulatory point of view.  The level of chlorine in the water would kill the COVID‐19 virus on contact, even as dilute as it is. For more information about the effect of coronavirus on water visit: https://www.epa.gov/coronavirus/coronavirus‐and‐drinking‐water‐and‐wastewater#bottledwater  

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