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

Refilling Stations are marked in yellow on the linked floorplan documents.