Water Bottle Filling Stations Installed in Biscayne National Park

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Date: February 24, 2014
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HOMESTEAD, FLORIDA – Biscayne National Park is installing two water bottle filling stations at the Dante Fascell Visitor Center to provide clean, filtered water in a convenient and environmentally friendly way, to park visitors. One filling station opened today on the lower floor of the visitor center and another may be installed as soon as this week.

The Elkay bottle filler stations are touch free. Merely place a water bottle in the designated area of the station and it is automatically filled. Once the bottle is filled and removed, the water flow stops automatically. Digitized information is displayed at each station of how many plastic water bottles are saved from landfills. The filling stations provide convenient hydration, reduce dependency on plastic water bottles, provide a rapid fill of water, and help minimize disposable plastic bottle waste in the environment.

For more information about Biscayne National Park, please visit the park website at www.nps.gov/bisc, or follow the park on Facebook at , or Twitter at .

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