Created by: Nicole Frascone, Teacher
Many of our water fountains are broken and/or do not drain properly. Having an automatic bottle filler would help stop the overflow in the water fountains. It is unhealthy to have standing water in the basins. When there is only one water fountain that works in a hallway it is inevitable that students are going to use it regardless of it’s condition. One would imagine that this does not help with the spread of germs and the overall health of the population in our school.
Many students could benefit from being able to refill their water bottles and keep hydrated throughout the day. Additionally, younger students do not always know how to use the fountain properly and tend to place their mouth over the entire fountain, leaving them vulnerable to infection. Being that these are automatic it would be easy to teach students of all ages to use them.
As a school culture, we would like to promote lifelong healthy habits and if students get into the habit of reaching for a bottle of water instead of a sugary drink, they will benefit immeasurably. We would also like to promote the use of reusable water bottles to help the environment.