Monte Vista provides water bottle refill stations to schools

High schools receive retrofitted water bottle filling stations

Rowland Water District (RWD) delivered 1,700 reusable water bottles to students and staff at Nogales High School, and 280 to Santana High School this month to be used at their newly retrofitted water bottle filling stations.

Both schools are the latest beneficiaries of RWD’s “What’s In Your Bottle?” initiative, a turnkey program for schools in RWD’s service area that replaces an existing drinking fountain with a water bottle filling station and an informational sign. The water bottle filling stations pour cool, clean drinking water on demand, helping students and staff keep hydrated all day long.

“We’re proud to offer our bright local youth access to fresh, pure water while reducing single-use plastics with our water bottle filling stations,” RWD Education & Community Outreach Coordinator Brittnie Gildea said. “It is a great learning opportunity for students to find out what goes into their tap water and the waste we accumulate when using store-bought water.”

Since the inception of the program in 2019, RWD has completed 11 retrofits at 10 schools in the Rowland Unified School District. Rowland plans to continue the program at Hacienda La Puente Unified School District within the next two years.

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