Coronavirus: A Message from the General Manager

Amidst the on-going response at the local, state, federal and even global level to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) the District wants to reassure its customers and the community it serves that the District is at a high state of readiness to respond to the challenges associated with the Coronavirus pandemic. I would like to emphasize two very important messages:

  • Your Drinking Water is Safe: The Coronavirus has no impact on your drinking water.  The drinking water provided by the District is highly treated and is not at risk due to the current Coronavirus issue.
  • The Water and Wastewater System Remains Reliable: There will be no interruptions to either the water or wastewater services provided by the District due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

The District’s potable water supply meets or exceeds all water quality standards set by both the state and federal government. As noted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), “The COVID-19 virus has not been detected in drinking water.  Conventional water treatment methods that use filtration and disinfection, such a those in most municipal drinking water systems, should remove or inactivate the virus that causes COVID-19.”

The District maintains the disinfection throughout the distribution system to ensure that your water remains safe through the system and to your home.  The District’s water quality staff continuously monitors the water supply, conducting thousands of tests each year, on water sampled from the distribution system.

Rest assured that the Coronavirus has no impact on the quality of your drinking water and that the El Toro Water District is taking steps to ensure the continued uninterrupted delivery of safe drinking water to your home.

If you have any questions, please contact us at or at (949) 837-0660.


Dennis Cafferty

General Manager

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