Navy Increasing Oversight of Drinking Water on Installations and in Nearby Communities

February 22, 2024

Navy Installations Command is stepping up its oversight and evaluation of drinking water as a result of the Red Hill fuel leak at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, the service announced this week in a press release.

In the past, individual commands were responsible for overseeing their water systems, but now Navy Installations Command will play a bigger role.

“We must consistently validate that those who rely on the Navy water systems, whether they are on our bases or live in nearby communities, have access to safe drinking water,” Vice Adm. Scott Gray, commander of Navy Installations Command, said. “This policy identifies the responsibilities and roles of Navy commands and positions of authority while holding them accountable to deliver quality drinking water that meets standards.”

Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Luke McCall

February 22, 2024

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