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Benefits of drinking water from a reusable bottle
We all know at this point that drinking water is one of the most important things you can do for your health. (By the way you’re supposed to drink half your body weight in ounces every day. So if you weigh 150 pounds, your goal is 75 ounces of water per day.)
It saves you money. Of course, water is free! So you only need to purchase the container to put it in once. Purchasing soda, juice, bottled water and other store-bought beverages can get expensive.
Limits waste from plastic bottles. Using a reusable water bottle is an easy way to limit waste and lead a sustainable lifestyle. The use of reusable water bottles keeps just a little less plastic out of our oceans and landfills. Even though we drink water 90% of the time that we’re out home and on-the-go, I still let my kids bring juice boxes to school when they ask. I just feel like it’s cumbersome for my 5 year old to wait in line at the water-fountain with her peers waiting around for her.
But this solution is pretty cool.
The EzH2O bottle filling station is a handsfree unit that your school can install so that kids can refill their own water bottles– up to three times faster than if they just held their bottle up to a traditional fountain.
Plus, it’s much more sanitary! The EzH2O units dispense water in a laminar flow, meaning that the water stream is absent of any water bubbles leaving no room for bacteria to enter the water stream. Plus, the electronic sensor provides hand-free sanitary operation with an automatic 20-second shut-off timer. The visual filter monitor gives users peace of mind that the water they are consuming is as clean as possible. Check out their site to learn more.
It’s already been installed in 11 different sites ; you can read here to see how it positively impacted a California school district.
“The first unit went into the student union and it was an immediate hit. Students knew exactly what it was. They knew how to use it. In just the first week, we saved the equivalent of about 1500 plastic bottles.” David estimated that today the bottle fillers in the 2 high schools alone are saving 20,000 – 30,000 plastic bottles per year.
And you know what else is cool?
The Elkay #Water4Schools campaign is looking for YOUR nominations for a chance to win a bottle filling station!
How to win a bottle filling station in your community.
Elkay is giving a EzH2O bottle filling station to a K-12 school–one ezH2O unit given away per school district. A total of 10 bottle filling stations will be given away in all, so send them your nominations! To nominate your school, simply
Tweet #Water4Schools to @Elkay_USA to nominate your school for a chance to receive a free ezH2O bottle filling station