Water Quality

Long Beach Water Assures Community that Tap Water is Safe to Drink
Updated: March 12, 2020

The coronavirus (COVID-19) has no impact on the quality or supply of Long Beach’s tap water. This health outbreak should not disrupt water or sewer service to Long Beach Water customers. Your tap water is safe, available and plentiful.

In Long Beach, our water undergoes a multi-stage treatment process to eliminate pathogens, which includes viruses, and rigorous testing to ensure it meets strict federal and state standards. A number of measures are continually taken to ensure water safety starting with source water protection and treatment of water.

At this time, Long Beach Water is temporarily suspending water shutoffs for nonpayment. The length of time for this suspension will follow guidance and declarations by local, state and federal health and safety officials. This temporary water shutoff suspension allows all community members to continue to take necessary precautions to protect themselves, like washing their hands.

Long Beach Water is following all state and federal health and water quality guidelines relating to COVID-19 and will continue to maintain any compliance practices if new regulations are developed.

For COVID-19 updates please visit www.longbeach.gov/COVID19


The Long Beach Water Department (LBWD) has been delivering a safe and dependable water supply to our residents and businesses within the City of Long Beach for over 100 years. Our skilled staff ensure that the water we serve meets or exceeds all federal and state water quality standards. We perform thousands of tests each year to monitor the quality and ensure the safety of the drinking water. We are proud to provide our customers with reliable, affordable, and exceptional quality drinking water.

Long Beach Water received the President’s Award for Distribution System Operation from Partnership for Safe Water, a drinking water program sponsored by the American Water Works Association, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and other water organizations. This award recognized Long Beach as a water supplier that continuously provides drinking water quality that surpasses regulatory requirements through distribution system optimization.

Each year, Long Beach Water electronically publishes its annual water quality report, otherwise known as the Consumer Confidence Report (CCR) that details how well we safeguard your drinking water. To read the report, click here.

If you would prefer to receive a hard copy of the CCR, please contact us at (562) 570-2482 to request a copy or visit your Long Beach Library neighborhood branch.

For questions about water quality, treatment and testing call (562) 570-2482.


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