Stop! Fill Water Bottle
Typical drinking fountains around campus are being upgraded to include an easy, water bottle filling device.
By Jason Cherres
TAMPA, Fla. (June 20, 2011) – You may have noticed that drinking fountains around campus – such as those at Cooper Hall and the Marshall Student Center – have been upgraded to handle refilling water bottles.
The effort points to the University of South Florida’s commitment to green living and sustainability, and can also be considered a healthy alternative to using bottled water, said Christian Wells, director of USF’s Office of Sustainability.
Bottled water, Wells said, is less regulated than tap water and could potentially pose a health risk. The new water bottle filling stations, which will be extended to residential halls later this year, can help cut down on the plastic waste from bottled water.