West Virginia American Water is accepting applications for the 2022 Bottle Filling Station Program


CHARLESTON, WV (LOOTPRESS) – West Virginia American Water today announced that applications are now being accepted for the company’s fourth annual bottle filling station program.

“West Virginia American Water’s bottle filling station program is our most popular community investment opportunity each year and continues to highlight the need for bottle filling stations in schools, public buildings and centers. across the state,” said Robert Burton, president of West Virginia American. Water. “Bottle filling stations provide access to clean, reliable tap water, ensure proper hydration and reduce the amount of single-use plastic waste clogging our roads and rivers.”

West Virginia American Water was the first company in the state to offer a program specifically dedicated to providing organizations with a bottle filling station. Since the program launched in 2019, the company has provided 81 bottle filling stations to organizations, government buildings, public buildings, parks and schools across the state. West Virginia Yeager International Airport (CRW) in Charleston was one of 18 beneficiaries of the program last year.

“When flying, you can lose eight ounces of water per hour on an airplane, so staying hydrated is key to ensuring you arrive at your destination feeling fresh and ready to go,” said Nick Keller, Director of West Virginia Yeager International Airport, and CEO. “The pandemic has changed the way we view traditional water fountains, and West Virginia American Water has recognized that. Thanks to our bottle filling station, drinking water has become more accessible to our passengers.

West Virginia American Water’s Cylinder Filling Station Program will provide cylinder filling stations at public facilities in the company’s designated service areas. The winning organizations will be responsible for the installation of the unit and other associated costs.

To qualify, the applicant must be a non-profit organization or local government entity, and the facility in which the bottle filling station would be located must be open to the public. The facility is also to be located within West Virginia American Water’s service territory, which includes the company’s recently announced future expansion into Berkeley, Jefferson and Morgan counties. Individuals are not eligible to receive bottle filling stations.

Additional information and application can be found on the bottle filling station program page of the company’s website. For more information, contact Bradley Harris, Senior External Affairs Specialist, at [email protected] Applications should be emailed or postmarked by Thursday, September 15, 2022. Recipients will be notified in October.


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