A campus-wide initiative, led by the Office of Sustainability, will have faculty, staff, and students reconsidering their impact on the environment.
In an effort to reduce plastic bottle waste from landfills, the first of three on-campus water refill stations has been installed on the first floor of Maybank Hall.
The EZH20 bottle filling station, manufactured by Elkay, is three times faster than a traditional drinking fountain. It dispenses filtered water and is easy to operate. Censors recognize when a bottle is placed beneath the water source and automatically turns on. As soon as the bottle is removed, the water turns off.
In addition to being easy to use, the EZH20 system keeps a count of the quantity of bottles saved from landfills.
The next bottle refill station will be placed in the Tate Center, and the location of the third station has yet to be determined.
Keep the bottle refill station in mind the next time you’re getting ready to purchase or toss a plastic bottle. The water is free, filtered, and easily accessible.