Facilities Management

Water Bottle Filling Stations

Why Should I Use a Reusable Water Bottle and Water Bottle Filling Station?

  • It helps WIU track how many disposable water bottles are saved from the landfill.
  • At the filling station, the water is filtered and FREE.
  • Using a reusable water bottle and refilling station promotes sustainability.
  • Using reusable water bottles reduces waste created by the bottling process and the need for fossil fuels to make plastics.
  • Filling stations are convenient and easy to use.
  • Using tap water and a reusable water bottle can protect you from the toxic chemicals found in bottled water such as arsenic, microbes, BPA, and other toxins.
  • Filters in filling stations remove additives to tap water such as chlorine.
  • Municipal water systems are more strictly monitored by the government than water bottling facilities.
  • Using a reusable water bottle cuts down on waste because only 20% of plastic water bottles are recycled; the rest of the plastic bottles go to the landfill and ocean.
  • Having a reusable water bottle has been shown to be an encouragement to drink more water.

Current Locations on Campus

  • Campus Recreation - 1st Floor corridor by basketball courts, near restrooms
  • Sherman Hall - 2nd Floor
  • Tillman Hall - 1st Floor
  • Thompson Hall - 1st Floor Lobby on men’s entrance near cafeteria
  • Stipes Hall - 1st Floor beside the elevators
  • University Union - outside the Bookstore, next to the men and women’s restrooms
  • Physical Plant - outside of the new men and women’s restrooms
  • Malpass Library - 2nd floor, near men's restroom, next to staircase
  • Western Hall - in the corridor by east side bleachers, next to the stairs, men's restroom, and vending machines
  • Western Hall - outside the Hall of Fame Room
  • Horrabin Hall - near southwest entrance, across from Room 89, near vending machines
  • Horrabin Hall - near southeast entrance between Rooms 01A and 01B, and across from Room 103
  • Morgan Hall - 1st floor
  • Browne Hall - near southeast entrance, right of Department of Theatre and Dance 
  • Brophy Hall - near main lower level entrance, next to stairs, elevator, and locker rooms, left of room 118
  • Brophy Hall - lower level between the restrooms, outside of the gymnasium
  • Sallee Hall - 1st floor by east entrance 
  • Knoblauch Hall - basement, across from the men's restroom and room B34
  • Memorial Hall - 1st floor, across from the main entrance by the restrooms
  • Waggoner Hall - 1st floor, near the south entrance Room 118 
  • Olson Hall - 1st floor, by the elevators
  • Currens Hall - 4th floor near the RPTA office