Study-safe to drink

Water from fountains safe to drink

Random testing of drinking fountains across the city produced no E. coli, indicating that the water is safe to drink, a recent study show. The study was completed by Algoma Public Health at the request of city council earlier this year. The purpose of the study was to examine the hygiene of drinking water fountains […]
 
 
Choose water not soda

Statistics show fizzy means fat

Mexico has the highest rate of soda consumption in the world, with the United States taking second place. In fact, Mexicans are such fans of the fizzy stuff, they drink an average of 45 gallons of Coca-Cola products a year. That’s almost eight times more than the world average and 70 percent more than Americans, […]
 
 
university drinking water fountains

Banning the bottle

Super-green students at the University of Michigan have rallied together to try and persuade their university leaders to impose a total bottled water ban. The student government requested that the University of Michigan impose a ban on the sale of bottled water. Whilst the university did not go as far as to introduce an outright […]
 
 
public drinking water fountains

“Hit the Tap, Kick the Bottle”

This is the message that one city in America is sending out to its residents. Missoula, Montana, has installed two brand-new water fountains in its city to encourage people to switch from sweetened, calorific drinks to good old-fashioned water. It will save 1800 plastic bottles from heading to landfill each month, so this move will […]
 
 
drinking water fountain apps

5 best ‘drinking water’ apps for your phone

With hectic lifestyles and hundreds of other things to keep track of, how can you also make sure you’re getting enough water? Here are some of the best free apps to track your water intake and make your life a bit easier!  1. WaterLogged – iPhone WaterLogged keeps track of how much water you’ve had […]
 
 
top drinking water fountain

America’s number one Fountain!

She’s the number one Fountain in America, and though she just missed out on a medal in London 2012, she’s still a star. Hyleas Fountain is one of the most renowned female athletes in America at the moment. The 31 year old heptathlon and pentathlon athlete had the nation’s support behind her during these Olympic […]
 
 
drinking water recycling

Recycling water at home

Each day, Americans waste 33 percent of their drinking water because of inefficiency and misuse, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. Much of the water used for flushing toilets and watering the lawn doesn’t need to be drinkable. Scientists at the University of Georgia describe how water is classified into three categories: clean, gray and black. Water […]
 
 

Bring back the water fountain!

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is working with Mayors across the country with the U.S. Conference of Mayors to reinvigorate the nation’s supply of public drinking fountains. The two are working together to help bring back water fountains to parks, playgrounds, school yards, city streets and town centers in order to provide access to clean, […]
 
 
school drinking water fountain

Water fountains in Californian schools

A new law requiring schools in California to have free drinking water available in cafeterias is awaiting the signature of Governor Schwarzenegger, who is likely to sign it since he sponsored it. The bill is Senator Mark Leno’s SB1413 and says “a school district shall provide access to free, fresh drinking water during meal times in […]
 
 
flavored drinking water fountain

Craft store creates flavored drinking fountain

A hobby store in Kansas City has given its customers access to a fun, innovative flavored-drinking water fountain. Owners at the Hammerspace hobby and craft store have refurbished a broken old drinking fountain and turned it into a comically refreshing treat; the Brawndo drinking fountain gives thirsty customers the option between “Brawndo” flavored drinking water, […]