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.

BUILDING LOCATION
AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES
BANK OF AMER CAREER SVCS STR LOBBY AREA
BOUCKE BLDG ROOM 110A
BRYCE JORDAN CENTER 2 LOCATIONS ON MAIN CONCOURSE
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 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 104 COORIDOR
OSMOND LAB BY 1ST FLOOR JA
PATTEE LIBRARY
PEGULA ICE RINK 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 ROM 101 CENTRAL
STUCKEMAN FAMILY BLDG
THOMAS BLDG NEAR RM 127
WAGNER BLDG BY ROOM 101
WAGNER BLDG CORRIDOR BY 218
WAGNER BLDG COORIDOR BY 323
WHITE BLDG WEIGHT ROOM, BASEMENT
WHITE BLDG WEIGHT ROOM, BASEMENT
WHITMORE LAB BY RM 112
WILLARD BLDG NEAR ROOM 158

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

  • 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.