The Berkeley Lab maintains a Drinking Water Program to ensure that the drinking water meets all Federal, State, and DOE guidelines, as well as recognized best practices.
Drinking water that exceeds drinking water standards for bacteria, metals, organic chemicals, etc., can cause a variety of health symptoms, ranging from discomfort and sickness, or, in extreme cases, to death. Control measures at the Laboratory consist of testing and/or disinfection of new installations and repairs. Buildings are periodically tested for coliform bacteria, and drinking fountains have undergone baseline sampling for copper and lead. In addition, backflow prevention devices are required where drinking water is connected to industrial or other non-potable water systems.
Contact us for testing and to review control measures and water systems.
Also refer to PUB-3000 Chapter 4, Drinking Water.