All drinking water supplied by Water Corporation is safe for use and treated to a very high standard. It fully meets the health requirements set by the Department of Health. There is no evidence that drinking water is affected by coronavirus or that it can be transmitted by drinking water.
Safety of drinking water
Water is an essential service and Water Corporation is well prepared to manage its response to coronavirus. There is no need to buy bottled water as safe tap water will continue to be supplied directly every day.
The Water Services Association of Australia has developed a fact sheet to provide facts about drinking water services and coronavirus. For the latest health advice, please refer to the Healthy WA and the WA Department of Health websites.
Freeze on water fees and charges
The State Government has announced a $607 million stimulus package to support WA households and small businesses in the wake of COVID-19. The package includes a freeze on increases to household fees and charges until at least 1 July 2021.
This decision means that Western Australian households won't have to pay more for water in 2020-21 than they do now. You will continue to receive a two-monthly bill which will require payment.
What not to flush
Please remember that flushing anything other than the 3Ps - pee, poo and (toilet) paper - may result in a blockage.
Items such as wet wipes, paper kitchen towel and sanitary products should be disposed of in a bin, as such material does not break down in wastewater pipes.
If the blockage or overflow is on your property, you are responsible for any repair costs.
For more information, please see our tips on what not to flush
Frequently asked questions
If you have more questions about our response to Coronavirus please visit our FAQs.
To stay up to date with the latest updates relating to Water Corporation and Coronavirus, please visit our latest updates page.