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U of M Goes Green with New Water Fountains

January 31, 2012 8:51 AM | News

EZH2O bottle filling station (AGION-TECH.COM)

Several water fountains at the University of Manitoba have been upgraded to act as bottle filling stations.

The state-of-the-art EZH2O units are located in University Centre, which aim to reduce waste from disposable bottles and paper cups, and support sustainability on campus.

“We are extremely excited about the new water fountains installed in University Centre, as they not only provide students with a clean and accessible water source, but also increase the environmental awareness regarding water issues,” said Camilla Tapp, president of the University of Manitoba Students’ Union.

The new drinking fountains include a counter, which displays a calculation of how many plastic bottles have been saved by their use.

The EZH2O fountains will eventually be seen throughout the campus, and will be installed when any fountain needs replacing.

Texas State University also recently installed the fountains on their campus in San Marcos, TX.