IS MY BUSINESS ESSENTIAL?
A Message from the City of Industry
Should your business fall into the “Essential Business” categories set forth in the orders, you may continue operating. However, as set forth in the orders, should you continue to operate, you are required to implement the social distancing requirements set forth in the orders.
Please be advised that because this is an order of the State and County of Los Angeles, the City cannot make any determinations as to whether you are operating an “Essential Business”, or are otherwise exempt from this order. Because guidance may change, it is advisable that you consult the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health’s website daily to identify any modifications to the County’s order, the web address is: www.publichealth.lacounty.gov.
For further information regarding the State’s order, please visit the following website: https://covid19.ca.gov/stay-home-except-for-essential-needs/
City of Industry Press Release | COVID-19 EMERGENCY PROCLAMATION
City of Industry has declared a local state of emergency due to COVID-19 Pandemic. The declaration of a local state of emergency allows city officials to take measures necessary to protect and preserve public health and safety and provides for state assistance should it be needed.
View the full press release: COVID19 Emergency Proclamation Release 031720
Safety and Quality of Your Local Water in the Main San Gabriel Basin
Health Safety Tips and Drinking Water Facts
Do you know where your water comes from? Most of the San Gabriel Valley's water needs (80%) are supplied from local water sources stored right under our feet, while the other part (20%) is imported from Northern California through the State Water Project. Every time you turn on your faucet or take a shower, you are tapping into a complex and safe drinking water system. Your local water comes from snow and rain that flows naturally into the San Gabriel River Watershed and filters into the Main San Gabriel Basin known as groundwater. When water is pumped from the Basin, it undergoes an extensive purification and treatment process that makes it safe for consumer use. Upper District's mission is to consistently meet our region’s need for a reliable, high quality and safe water supply.
Drinking Water Standards and Water Quality
The novel coronavirus disease, COVID-19, does not impact the quality and supply of your local tap water. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, COVID-19 is transmitted person to person, not through water. Your water is both safe and available by turning on the tap. Residents can trust their local water supply and may limit their need to stockpile water. Emergency preparedness encourages a 2-week supply in the case of a major disruption in water sources; however, in this situation emergency water supplies are not a concern.
Tap water is regulated for safety by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and must meet stringent state and federal drinking water quality standards. Water treatment plants that provide water must be tested multiple times per day. Every water provider within our region and the country at large is required to provide customers with detailed water quality reports to assure EPA compliance.
In the San Gabriel Valley, your water providers monitor water quality every step of the way, from source to tap. They are committed to providing customers with safe and reliable water. They have used several treatment techniques to eliminate pathogens, which include viruses. This ensures safe drinking water for all residents and customers.
With the coordination of local water agencies and partners, San Gabriel Basin Water Quality Authority, Main San Gabriel Basin Watermaster, and Upper San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District, these measures have been effective in providing a water supply that meets and exceeds drinking water standards set by the Federal Safe Drinking Water Act of 1974.
The California State Water Resources Control Board has issued a public notice to not discard "flushable" wipes, facial tissues, baby wipes, sanitation wipes, paper towels and similar products in the toilet. Wastewater treatment facilities around California may get overwhelmed and have already reported issues with their collection systems and in-home plumbing blockages.
Water Related Links and Fact Sheets
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Water Transmission and COVID-19
- Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Coronavirus and Drinking Water
- World Health Organization (WHO) Water and Sanitation
- California Department of Public Health
- Metropolitan Water District COVID-19 and Water Supply Fact Sheet