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Water bottle refill stations

Currently, there are 103 water bottle refilling stations installed at University Park and several at the Commonwealth Campuses. Strategic placement of these stations around the University mean that Penn Staters have easy access to clean, good-tasting for their reusable water bottles. 

Locations

BUILDING LOCATION
AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES  

BANK OF AMER CAREER SVCS CTR

LOBBY AREA

BRYCE JORDAN CENTER (in progress) 2 LOCATIONS ON MAIN CONCOURSE

BOUCKE BLDG

ROOM 110A

BUSINESS BLDG

STUDENT COMMONS AREA

CHAMBERS BLDG

NEAR ROOM 121

COMPUTER BLDG

 

DAVEY LAB

BY ROOM 109

DEIKE BLDG

ROOM 1

EARTH & ENGINEERING SCIENCES BLDG

BY MRR E SIDE

FINDLAY HALL

LOBBY

FLEET OPERATIONS

 

FORUM BLDG

 

FOX HOLLOW BLDG

LOBBY NEAR RESTROOM

HAMMOND BLDG

BY ROOM 136

HUB-HETZEL UNION BLDG

NEAR ROOM 126

HUB-HETZEL UNION BLDG (in progress) 2 IN NEW ADDITION

HUCK LIFE SCIENCES BLDG-BSMT

NEAR R2

INTRAMURAL BLDG

NEAR ROOM 010

IST-INFORMATION SCIENCES & TECH

BY ROOM 206

KELLER BLDG  
KERN GRADUATE BLDG  
MOORE BLDG (in progress) 104 COORIDOR

OSMOND LAB

BY 1ST FLOOR JA

PATTEE LIBRARY

 

PEGULA (in progress) CONCOURSE LEVEL

PHYSICAL PLANT BLDG

NEAR ROOM 159

POND LAB-BSMT

RM 016C

REC HALL

FITNESS CENTER

SACKETT BLDG

BY RM 114

SHIELDS BLDG

BY RM 201A

SPARKS BLDG

NEAR RM 308

SPARKS BLDG

BY RM 101 CENTRAL

STUCKMAN FAMILY BLDG  

THOMAS BLDG

NEAR RM 127

WAGNER BLDG

BY ROOM 101

WAGNER BLDG

CORRIDOR BY 218

WAGNER BLDG

CORRIDOR BY 323

WHITE BLDG

WEIGHT ROOM, BASEMENT

WHITE BLDG

WEIGHT ROOM, BASEMENT

WHITMORE LAB

BY RM 112

WILLARD BLDG

NEAR ROOM 158

*THERE ARE ALSO STATIONS IN EACH DINING HALL* TYPICALLY ON THE GROUND FLOOR

How can my unit get a water bottle refill station?

  • The average cost to install a bottle-filling station is in the range of $4,000 to $4500. Cost depends on proximity of adjacent plumbing and electrical services. Average annual maintenance costs are in the range of $600 to $650 per year, although this is variable based on usage.  Low-usage units will cost less; high usage (high traffic) units will require more frequent maintenance and can run as high as $2,500 per year.
  • Requests for refill stations in your office unit should be made through your designated Facilities Coordinator.

Consider the following statistics

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  • Annually, Penn Staters recycle over 200 tons of plastic bottles (approximately 7.6 million water bottles).
  • In the United States, only about 24 percent of disposable plastic bottles are recycled.
  • At that rate, approximately 600 tons of bottles are sent to the landfill - sitting there for hundreds of years.

Disposable water bottles consume important resources: petroleum and water. As calculated by the Pacific Institute, in 2006, Americans bought 30 billion plastic water bottles, made from 17 million barrels of petroleum; if transportation of bottles was added to the calculation, this number rises to 50 million barrels of oil annually. Further, to produce these bottles requires three times the volume in water, not counting the water inside each bottle. Finally, bottled water also requires energy throughout its life cycle: to capture, treat and send water to the bottling plant; to fill, package, transport and refrigerate the bottled water; and recycle or dispose of the empty containers.