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EMWD Helps Students Stay Hydrated As Classes Begin

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Perris, CA (August 26, 2019) — As students across the region begin going back to school this month, it’s a good time to make sure their back-to-school supplies include a reusable water bottle.

This fall, EMWD will complete work on installing water bottle fill stations at every school within EMWD’s service area that has requested one. These stations allow students and teachers to easily refill water bottles and stay hydrated with safe and reliable tap water.

The stations are similar to drinking fountains, but include an overhead filling system to quickly fill reusable water bottles. EMWD actively promotes the use of refillable bottles as part of its commitment to the quality of its tap water and to help reduce the amount of plastics within landfills.

“We appreciate the continued partnership that EMWD has with its area schools,” EMWD Board President Ron Sullivan said. “EMWD’s Water Bottle Fill Station program has provided countless students access to safe, reliable drinking water during the day and helped divert tens of thousands of plastic water bottles from landfills.”

EMWD has water bottle fill stations at campuses in the following school districts: Hemet Unified School District, Temecula Valley Unified School District, San Jacinto Unified School District, Moreno Valley Unified School District, Val Verde Unified School District, Menifee Union School District, Nuview Union School District, Romoland School District, Perris Union High School District, Perris Elementary School District, and Murrieta Valley Unified School District.

For more information on the program and an interactive map of the locations of all EMWD fill stations, please visit www.emwd.org/wbfsprogram.

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Eastern Municipal Water District is the water, wastewater service and recycled water provider to approximately 827,000 people living and working within a 555-square mile service area in western Riverside County. It is California’s sixth-largest retail water agency and its mission is “To deliver value to our diverse customers and the communities we serve by providing safe, reliable, economical and environmentally sustainable water, wastewater and recycled water services.” More information can be found at www.emwd.org.

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