“We could refill them drink it and fill them again saving plastic and also hydrating ourselves,” said Ruby Lopez.
Students like Lopez from Terronez Middle School will now be able to enjoy a cool drink, from a new water bottle refilling station located on campus.
“This gives us fresh cold water,” said Lopez.
Thanks to a ninety thousand dollar grant from Kaiser Permanente, all 17 Fresno unified middle schools, will enjoy this new hydrating system.
Something medical experts say will help students drink more water.
“It’s fast and easy for kids, its filtered water, cold and it’s a great solution for these hot summers we have,” said Dr. Daniel Gray with Kaiser Permanente.
The stations were not only created to provide water, but to also help with the environment.
“More importantly it counts how many times a student fill up their water bottle and it gives us an idea of how many plastic bottles are not going to the landfill,” said Jose Alvarado food service director for the Fresno Unified School District.