B-247871, Apr 10, 1992
B-247871: Apr 10, 1992
DIGEST: The Office of Inspector General for the Agency for International Development may use appropriated funds to purchase bottled drinking water for its employees when the water otherwise available to its employees is unwholesome. The water available in OIG's offices through the building's plumbing system is discolored. We conclude that the OIG may use appropriated funds to purchase bottled drinking water for its employees until the problems with the building's water supply are adequately corrected and the water is shown to be safe. Microbiologicals are to be performed. Until the water is shown to be safe. Which is ordinarily considered a personal expense of its employees. When water otherwise available to agency employees is unwholesome.