With the CDC calling for the replacement of high-touch, communal fixtures, such as water fountains, to reduce the spread of COVID-19, the Minersville Area School District in eastern Pennsylvania today announced that FloWater Touchless Refill Stations has been installed in its elementary and high schools to replace out-of-date water fountains. The availability of touchless, foot pedal activation devices for the FloWater Refill Stations eliminates the risk of communal surface cross-contamination of COVID-19, while saving schools the time and expense of having their custodial staffs continually wiping down water fountain surfaces.
The District secured a CARES Act grant to fund the FloWater Refill Station acquisition. “The FloWater solution is a ‘double-win’ for our school community,” notes Principal, Stephen Bressi. “We needed to address both severe water purity and taste issues and the pandemic-driven safety issues, so we reviewed every possible solution. With its 7-stage purification process, crisp, great-tasting water and the foot pedal activation, FloWater was the perfect solution,”
FloWater’s 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. Self-sanitizing, FloWater Refill Stations also have a large fill area with a fully recessed dispensing nozzle with no bottle contact, eliminating potential cross-contamination from bottle to bottle.
FloWater Refill Stations are free-standing and easy to install, connecting to any potable water line within 100 feet, meaning that most schools can simply replace their old water fountains in the same location. “Before COVID, we were seeing a high demand as schools looked to eliminate contaminants and reduce their plastic waste,” according to FloWater CEO and Co-Founder, Rich Razgaitis. “Now, with our fully ‘touchless’ drinking water solution, we are also able to meet the national challenge to replace outdated water fountains in our schools.” Razgaitis also pointed out the surveys showing that students drink more water, are better hydrated, have more energy, and consume less sugary beverages where FloWater Refill Stations were installed. 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 the Minersville Area School District here.
More information on FloWater’s ‘Touchless’ solution can be found at: www.drinkflowater.com.
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