Make use of new water filling stations

Dec. 1, 2012

A BCM employee fills up her water container at one of the new fountains.
A BCM employee fills up her water container at one of the new fountains.

Save money and the environment by making use of BCM's innovative new water fountains. Four water bottle filling stations have been installed around the main campus.

The fountains can be found in the Anderson building basement, down the hall from Luby's, and in the DeBakey building, in the basement outside McMillan Auditorium, on the second floor by the student lounge and on the third floor by M311.

The water filling stations enable you to conveniently fill plastic water bottles. They also include a counter that shows just how many disposable water bottles have been eliminated by refilling at the fountains.

Dr. Winnie Hamilton, director of environmental health services at BCM, points out that bottled water is costly and produces an immense amount of plastic waste. In fact, BCM Recycles! collects four times as much plastic as aluminum. What's more, bottled water is generally no healthier than tap water and can even be worse.

The stations are part of BCM's larger sustainability and recycling efforts. Learn more about the BCM Recycles! program online. Read more about bottled water on the EPA website.