America’s Schools Utilize CARES Act Funds to Replace Outdated Water Fountains as They Reopen With Heightened Health and Safety Awareness ~FloWater Set to Expand National Rollout in Schools of Fully ‘Touchless,’ Self-Sanitizing FloWater Refill Stations~ Business Wire DENVER — February 16, 2021 With an additional $170 billion in CARES Act funding earmarked for K-12 schools and higher education in the new, $1.9 trillion stimulus package proposed by President Joe Biden, FloWater today announces an accelerated rollout of its fully ‘touchless,’ self-sanitizing FloWater Refill Stations to replace old water fountains in schools nationwide. Since the CDC called for the replacement of high-touch, communal fixtures, such as water fountains, to reduce the spread of COVID-19, schools across the country have turned to FloWater, using CARES Act funds, to replace their outdated, communal water fountains. “The safe reopening of schools is among the biggest challenges facing communities across America,” says FloWater CEO and Co-Founder Rich Razgaitis. “We are proud to be part of the national solution. Before COVID, we were seeing a high demand as schools looked to eliminate plastic waste and contaminants, like lead, from their drinking water. Now, with our fully ‘touchless’ drinking water solution, we are able to meet the national challenge to replace outdated water fountains with clean, touchless water from FloWater Refill Stations that students, faculty and parents can trust.” CARES Act grants have been used to install hundreds of ‘touchless,’ self-sanitizing FloWater Refill Stations across the country to make students’ drinking water experience safer. The schools include Southern California’s Colton Joint Unified School District, the Cherry Creek School District in Colorado, the Minersville Area School District in Pennsylvania and the Z.E.C.A. School of Arts and Technology in North Carolina. “This is a ‘win’ on so many levels for our school community,” noted Dr. Frank Miranda, Superintendent of the Colton Joint Unified School District. “We have provided clean drinking water, met the pandemic-driven safety challenge for a safe reopening and provided easy access to the healthiest drink possible. When we are able to reopen school, these FloWater Refill Stations will show our students how much we care.” Over 750 FloWater Refill Stations have been installed in schools nationwide, including 400 with the ‘touchless’ technology. FloWater Refill Stations are free-standing and easy to install in less than one hour, connecting to any potable water line within 100 feet–most buildings can simply replace their old water fountains in the same location with no permitting or construction required. In addition to being ‘touchless’ and fully self-sanitizing, the FloWater Advanced Osmosis water purification technology removes up to 99.99 % of all toxins and contaminants in water, including viruses, bacteria, heavy metals like lead and arsenic, chemicals, and microplastics. The FloWater technology also alkalizes and oxygenates the water and adds electrolytes for better hydration. A carbon coconut filter ‘finishes’ the chilled water for a great taste.
More information on FloWater’s ‘Touchless’ solution can be found at www.drinkflowater.com.