Water Quality Project

Project Summary:

UC San Francisco has initiated a program to voluntarily test the quality of the drinking water on campus and ensure that lead levels are not above what is considered actionable by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Testing began in late June 2016, following EPA guidelines for testing water in schools and childcare facilities. The University is collaborating with water quality testing and health experts at the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, the San Francisco Department of Public Health and UCSF.

The following water fixtures are being tested on UCSF-owned properties: drinking fountains, water-bottle filling stations, break room/kitchen sinks, food preparation sinks, including UCSF Health cafeterias and vendor-operated eateries on UCSF property and residential housing kitchen sinks. Bathroom, laboratory and custodial sinks that are not primarily used for consumption and showers will not be tested.

Here are the latest news updates:

Lead Water Sampling Completed at UCSF Hospitals
By Travis Clark on January 31, 2018

UCSF Town Hall Update on Water Testing (MyAccess required)
May 30, 2017

UCSF Finds Most Drinking Water Sources Meet EPA Standards for Lead
By Lisa Cisneros on February 17, 2017

UCSF Town Hall Update on Water Testing
August 8, 2016


Contact Us:

For questions about the water quality testing program, email [email protected].