RSF Installs Hydration Stations
To encourage use of reuseable water bottles, Rec Sports has installed two new Hydration Stations in the RSF. The stations dispense chilled and filtered water at .8 gallons per minute — twice as fast as the flow from a standard water fountain. And it's a clean system too: the water flow is activated by an electric sensor that allows for touch-free hygenic operation — no more worries about picking up germs from a sweaty water fountain lever. The Berkeleyan reports that in 2005-06, some 850,000 plastic water bottles were sold on campus, contributing to the 1.5 million tons of plastic that go into producing plastic bottles in the US each year. We hope the new stations will put a dent in that number — and keep you hydrated. Read the Berkeleyan article.