Thanks to the Seton Hill Government Association and a suggestion from the Dietetics club, Maura hall water fountains were upgraded this summer. The new water fountain, EzH20, was placed to deliver quick and clean water while minimizing the average waste from disposable water bottles.
EzH20’s fill rate is three times faster than a standard drinking fountain. The fountain is also equipped with an electronic sensor that provides a touchless and clean operation for everyone’s use while protecting from mold and mildew.
According to Fast Company Magazine, Americans went through about 50 billion plastic water bottles in 2013. The recycling rate is only 23%, which means 38 billion water bottles go into landfills each year, which is more than $1 billion worth of plastic.
Within the first week of being on campus, the EzH20 helped to eliminate 77 bottles of waste. Since then, the number has continued to grow.
For more information on the EzH20 and its features visit http://www.elkayezh2o.com/index.html.