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December 2001

Delphi Question: Filters on drinking fountains

Delphi Question #484 (received 10 September):

Do the UCAR drinking fountains have filters installed on them? Is the water from the fountains different from the water in the kitchen and restroom sinks on each floor?

At a previous place of employment, the drinking fountains were labeled with the dates when the filter was last changed on each fountain. Just wondered!

Response (9 October):

The drinking fountains at UCAR sites do not have filters. A single distribution system provides water to all user points—drinking fountains, kitchens, and restrooms—at all sites.

Water at the Mesa Lab is provided by the Betasso Water Treatment Plant, which draws water from the Silver Lake and Barker Reservoirs.

The Foothills facilities' water supply varies, depending on demand. The Betasso Water Treatment Plant is the primary supplier. Boulder's Reservoir Treatment Plant is the secondary supplier. The latter draws water from two sources: the primary supply is from the Boulder Feeder Canal, with secondary water coming from the Boulder Reservoir.

A water-quality chart showing what is and is not in Boulder water is available on line

—John Pereira, director
Physical Plant Services

Questions and suggestions from the staff to management may be submitted in confidence to the coordinator, Janet Evans (ext. 1114, ML room 517). They should be submitted in written form, preferably via interoffice mail in a sealed envelope marked confidential; they must be signed. Detailed procedures for submitting questions are given in the UCAR Policies and Procedures Manual, section 4-1-2. Questions and answers of general interest to staff are submitted to Staff Notes Monthly by Janet. They may be edited for publication. For more information, including links to questions and answers published in Staff Notes Monthly and a log of all questions submitted since 1995, see the Delphi Service Web page.

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