Reverse osmosis faucets dispense nonpotable water

Question

Are all of the faucets on campus marked as reverse osmosis water and/or nonpotable water actually dispensing R/O water? I am most interested in the West Ridge Research Building and the Murie Building but am curious about the rest of campus as well. Thank you!

Response

All faucets on campus marked R/O (reverse osmosis) water are dispensing R/O water or D/I (de-ionized) water, which is a little purer than R/O water. Although R/O and D/I waters are very clean, they are not intended as potable water and should not be consumed.  There may also be water sources within labs which are marked nonpotable but are neither R/O nor D/I water.

— Scott Bell, associate vice chancellor for facilities services