Q. I love the automatic bottle re-filling station in Reynolda Hall. When will one be installed in my building?
A. Thanks to a grant from Brita’s Filter for Good program, we installed a hydration station outside the Office of Sustainability in Reynolda Hall at the start of the 2011/12 academic year. The bottle-filling station, which dispenses filtered, chilled water, has been a huge success. Facilities & Campus Services (FACS) has also installed stations in Winston Hall and Worrell Professional Center. As older water fountains fail, FACS will replace them with the new hydration stations, which also fulfill ADA requirements.
If your department would like to learn more about the timeline for replacements and/or would like to fund a water fountain replacement in your area ahead of schedule, please contact Donnie Adams, at firstname.lastname@example.org. The cost of replacement varies from location to location, based on installation costs. The units require electricity and two-way plumbing, which is not currently available at every water fountain location.
Update: FACS is installing three new hydration stations this summer. As of fall 2012, there will be a hydration station in the atrium of the Z. Smith Reynolds Library, on the ground floor of Benson Student Center near the LGBTQ Center and Pugh Auditorium, and on the ground floor of Reynolda Hall, outside the Fresh Food Company. The Office of Budget and Financial Planning co-sponsored the installation of the hydration station outside the Fresh Food Company.