By Ken Little, South Hero Fire District #4
Below is a web link from the State of Vermont regarding the safety of water and wastewater systems in this current pandemic.
Please know that South Hero Fire District # 4 continues to use multiple filtration procedures as well as disinfecting the water you drink with sodium hypochlorite 15% (chlorine bleach). These procedures were defined by the State of Vermont Agency of Natural Resources (ANR) and the resultant water quality is routinely monitored by both our operations and the State ANR.
The State of Vermont indicates COVID-19 has not been detected in drinking water (see the link) and that filtration and disinfectant procedures should remove or inactivate the virus.
Finally, we have back up operations staff as well as emergency contacts to assist us in running the plant if the necessity arises.
If you have any questions don't hesitate to contact me at my home phone number; 802-372-8700. We may also be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or leaving a message on the Water Plant landline; 802-372-3088.