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Hydration Stations Sprinkled Throughout Campus

Refill your own water bottles for free while reducing waste on campus at the new filtered water fountains on campus.
Campus News  |  Sep 28, 2012  |  By Megan Downs
A hydration station located in the Student Recreation and Wellness Center. (R. Marsh Starks/UNLV Photo Services)

To reduce use of plastic water bottles and provide the campus community with clean and free water, UNLV has installed 13 hydration stations. Another 10 will be installed this year, making UNLV the leader in water sustainability efforts among Nevada institutions.

Hydration stations are filtered water fountains that are recessed into the wall. They have hands-free motion sensors filling your own drinking containers.

Last school year alone, about 80,000 bottles of water were purchased on campus, a total that doesn't include all the bottled water that UNLV's students, faculty, and staff brought on campus from home.

A very low percentage of these bottles end up in recycling bins, according to Tara Pike, Rebel Recycling coordinator. Nationally, only about 28 percent of plastic beverage containers, including water, are recycled, according to Keep America Beautiful.

Visit the map to determine the closest hydration station to your course or college.