Refill Your Own Water Bottles for Free While Reducing Waste on Campus at the New Filtered Water Fountains on Campus
While some schools still have the traditional water fountain for their students, Clayton State University has provided its students with very convenient, eco-friendly hydration stations. These stations not only provide filtered water that taste great, but they also provide touch-less, sanitary operation for easy use; just place the bottle in front of the sensor and watch as it fills up your bottle with water that is like no other.
ClaytonState students and avid water consumers want to get the most for their buck. They definitely don’t want to spend $1.50 on water five times a week. These stations not only reduce spending on water bottles, but also reduce the amount of bottles saved from landfills, as users are able to see from the green tickers provided on the stations.
“I like the new stations; I have used them about 20 times and have saved a bunch of money. The water tastes more refreshing than regular tap water,” says Darrain Frye, a ClaytonState student.
As an effort to “go-green,” ClaytonState has placed these stations in 12 different locations around campus to make it accessible for every student, faculty and staff member.
“We put one on the first floor of the UC just as a trial and they were a big hit. People were coming from other buildings to fill up their bottles everyday,” says Carolina Amero, AVP of Auxiliary and Administrative Services.
Big hit is right! The green ticker on that particular station has saved of more than 18,330 water bottles. Other stations around campus have saved more than 32,000 just in the month that they have been on campus.
“I really think they fit well into our sustainability efforts as we are trying to make our campus more eco-friendly and not waste so many bottles each month,” says Amero. She has received an enormous amount of positive feedback from these stations and is excited they are doing so well.
So before going out and buying a new bottle of water every day, think about visiting one of these convenient hydration stations and become a part of making ClaytonStateUniversity more “green” and less wasteful.
Water fountains locations:
Facilities Management hallway Athletics & Fitness-installed in new and old side ( 2 items)
Clayton Hall – 2nd
Arts & Sciences – 2nd
floor University Center-1st
Natural & Behavioral Sciences – main lobby Lecture Hall
StudentActivitiesCenter – 1st
floor Student Center-2nd