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Hydration Stations!

Hydration Stations!

Thanks to a grant from Bluegrass Pride, EKU has purchased 5 hydration stations and had them installed on campus.  They are located in: Combs, Powell, SSB, Wallace, and the Library.

Other colleges and universities that have installed these units:

Sponsor A Hydration Station!

If your group would like to sponsor a unit you can find more information on the Elkay homepage about the units which cost around $1,500 each.

Why Sponsor a Station?

There are many reasons to sponsor a hydration station on campus:

  1. Saves money
  2. Reduces waste
  3. Helps people stay healthy

Did you know? 

  • PET plastic bottles contains antimony which, in small doses, can cause dizziness and depression; in larger doses it can cause nausea, vomiting and death.
  • Every second, 1500 plastic water bottles are consumed in the US.  Out of the 50 billion bottles of water being bought each year, 80% end up in a landfill.
  • 60 million single-use drink containers were purchased in 2006, and 3 our of 4 were thrown out directly after use.
  • 10% of the plastic produced every year worldwide winds up in the ocean.  70% of which finds its way to the ocean floor, where it will likely never degrade.
  • The average American consumes 50 gallons of soda and sweetened beverages each year.  With an average of 17 tsp. in a 20 oz. serving, soda consumption accounts for more than 300 calories in the average American's daily diet. 

For more information contact:

Dr. Alice Jones

Published on August 02, 2012

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