Water Quality and Water Usage Issues

Wake Forest University Health Sciences (WFUHS) is concerned with all environmental aspects of water quality and usage.  Water usage is tracked by WFUHS Engineering and every effort is made to reduce water consumption at all campuses of WFUHS. Additionally WFUHS is concerned with the quality of waters both received and discharged by our operations.

Our supplier of water is the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Utilities Commission. In 2005 the Utilities Commission issued a report covering the quality of water supplied to WFUHS. Click here to access this report. No assessments of water quality inside our facility have been performed to date.

Additionally, the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Utilities Commission regulates the water quality of waste water leaving our facility. The Utilities Commission is concerned with the presence and concentration of water pollutants in our waste water discharges. Appendix B of the Hazardous Waste Manual contains a comprehensive list of drain disposal prohibited waste materials.

In order to discharge a water pollutant to the drain, WFUHS must have a federally traceable permit that states the form, quantity and concentration of materials to be discharged. WFUHS has an agreement with the Utilities Commission that states when WFUHS faculty and staff contact the Commission regarding waste material discharges, they will be directed to WFUHS EH&S.

Last Updated: 01-21-2015
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