Lancaster Water Group is a part of the C-B Tool. Co., a family of companies that also include Lancaster Water Pumps, Lancaster Water Treatment, and WhiteStone Laboratories. Together, Lancaster Water Group provides water treatment products and expertise that are essential to the continuity of municipal, military, and healthcare operations.
In responding to the COVID-19 crisis, water treatment professionals, manufacturers, deliverers and service providers of point-of-use and point-of-entry (POU/POE) water treatment products and home and business delivered bottled water are incorporated into many designations and categories (and governmental announcements and directives) for products and services deemed “essential” due to the critical products and services they provide and their role in safeguarding America’s drinking water.
Furthermore, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued advisory guidance to state, local, and tribal officials on March 19 regarding the designation of essential employees who are necessary to maintain critical infrastructure and public works. In that guidance, DHS advises that governmental authorities designate manufacturers of public health equipment and “employees needed to operate and maintain drinking water and wastewater/drainage infrastructure” as “essential.” In addition, it identifies as “essential” those “workers such as plumbers, electricians, exterminators, and other service providers who provide services that are necessary to maintaining the safety, sanitation, and essential operation of residences,” and the Water Quality Association agrees with those recommendations. Text of DHS guidance can be found here.
For so many citizens in the United States, whether rural, suburban or urban, such products and services are life-sustaining, basic and fundamental – the very essence of “essential.” These products and services are a must-have, like electricity and working plumbing.
It is for these reasons that water treatment professionals, manufacturers, deliverers and service providers of point of use and point of entry water treatment products and home and business delivered bottled water are “essential” and their associated employees are “essential employees.”
Lancaster Water Group employees understand that they should not be engaging in essential business operations if they are sick. Our employees have been informed and are abiding by requirements and directives in our area, including social distancing, hand-washing, and population density requirements at our offices and customer locations.
Our team is continuing to monitor the latest and most accurate information on this virus and the situation here at Lancaster Water Group in order to continue to serve your manufacturing needs. If you have any additional questions, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for all your efforts to combat the coronavirus pandemic and support American families and businesses.
President, Lancaster Water Group