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
pointsdrinking fountains, kitchens, and restroomsat
Water at the Mesa Lab is provided by the Betasso Water
Treatment Plant, which draws water from the Silver Lake and
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
available on line
John Pereira, director
Physical Plant Services
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