The Environmental Division manages the Environmental Protection Programs, including soil, water and air conservation and protection; fish and wildlife programs; hazardous waste control; and recycling programs. The Environmental Division ensures that the station is in compliance with all federal and state environmental protection laws and regulations by implementing mandated policies and programs.
They also train and ensure that personnel are available for the emergency Spill Response Teams.
Public Works Transportation Branch manages the vehicular transportation fleet and services including operation and maintenance of both government owned and GSA leased vehicles and equipment.
Transportation also maintains all weight handling equipment, emergency generators, unpaved roads, and the target at the bombing range. They also train and license motor vehicle and equipment operators.
Water Quality Reports
The health and well-being of Sailors, their families and civilians are the Navy's top priority.
NAS Meridian's drinking water systems comply with all applicable Federal, State, and local safe drinking water regulations, Executive Orders, and Navy Policy by performing water quality monitoring and providing customers an annual Consumer Confidence Report as well as investigating and resolving customer complaints.
All these programs are designed to ensure that safe drinking water is delivered to every consumer. Click here for our latest Consumer Confidence Report.
The Navy is in the second round of testing drinking water at all of its Child Development Centers, Child Development Group Homes, youth centers and schools. The Navy performs the testing every five years and the first round was completed at the end of 2014.
The testing is recommended, but not required by, the EPA in schools and day care centers. However, in the interest of the health and welfare of the children using its facilities, the Navy has adopted a policy to perform the testing. For more information on the testing, please visit the CNIC Lead in Priority Area Sampling Program page.
Parents are encouraged to contact the CDC staff, command leadership or their health care provider if they have individual questions or would like assistance in understanding and interpreting the results.
Testing occurs at all installations and NAS Meridian's was most recently completed in 2018.
Drinking Water Sampling and Testing for PFAS
New DoD Policy for Testing for Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS)
In March 2020 the Secretary of Defense issued a policy requiring all DoD-owned water systems, where DoD is the purveyor (supplies drinking water to the installation), to test for PFAS, at installations world-wide, using the most recent U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) test method (537.1).
This new policy will require DoD-owned drinking water systems, which had previously been tested under the June 2016 Secretary of Defense and Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Energy, Installations and Environment) (ASN (EI&E)) policies, to be retested.
Under the new DoD 2020 policy, sites that report below the method reporting limit are to be retested every three years, while systems that exceed the reporting limit are to be sampled quarterly for one year, and once every two years until results are below the method reporting limit. Laboratory data for all samples collected will be provided on the installation’s consumer confidence reports. Please see additional information and testing results below.