Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates

​ACWD drinking water is safe from coronavirus (COVID-19) and available 24/7

Water is vital to protecting public health and safety and ACWD is committed to keeping the water safe and flowing during this crisis. As our country, and the world faces this pandemic, we want to reassure our customers and community that we prepare for emergencies and will continue to provide our essential service to all customers.​​​​​

Our drinking water is safe: The water from your tap is safe from coronavirus (COVID-19). It is treated and tested before making its way to your home or business and continues to meet or surpass all state and federal drinking water standards. Learn more about the quality and safety of your drinking water.  ​​​​

Disconnections halted: Customers can rest assured that shutoffs will not occur at this time. If you need water service, call 510.668.4200 during normal hours or our after-hours hotline at 510.668.6500.

We’ll get through this together and work with our customers once the emergency is behind us.

​​Physical distancing minimizes risks: In response to the Alameda County’s Public Health Officer order for shelter in place and Governor Newsom's stay at home order, as well as for the protection of the public, visitors and staff from COVID-19, we have closed our ACWD Headquarters in Fremont to the public effective March 17, 2020, until further notice. Water service will not be interrupted. ​​​​Customers can continue to call our Customer Service line at 510.668.4200, Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5.pm. or access online services for:​​​
Start/stop service
​• Pay your bill

​If you see ACWD staff working in the community, please maintain 6' physical distance to keep everyone safe. ​

Services continue
​Our office is currently closed, please visit the following departments for any information you may need.
​Engineering Department
Development Services
Groundwater Resources
​Water Conservation

​​​​​​Please call 510.668.6500 for after-hours emergencies.
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Sign up to receive notifications:  Register today for our Rapid Alert Notification System to receive critical emergency notifications from ACWD.  Your sign-up for ACWD's Rapid Alert Notification system will allow us to reach you with urgent or emergency information about water service and/or conditions that may impact your water safety or availability. 

Free online educational resources:  In an effort to support educators and parents during school closures, see our Online Educational Resources webpage for a list of links to fun, informative water education websites and free activities. 

We appreciate your understanding and cooperation. ​Stay safe. Be well. ​

​Resources and information:

California Coronavirus(COVID-19) Response
Alameda County Public Health Department
California Department of Public Health
United States Environmental Protection Agency

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Fact sheets:


California Water Boards Fact Sheet
CDC Share Facts About COVID-19