ST. LOUIS ~ Seventeen schools, cities and nonprofit organizations across Missouri have been awarded grants from the annual Missouri American Water Hydration Station Grant Program. The program provides water bottle filling stations and drinking fountains for indoor and outdoor use, as well as promoting environmental stewardship by encouraging reusable bottle use to reduce single-use plastic bottles.

Rich Svindland, president of Missouri American Water, said "As stewards of both the environment and the communities we serve, Missouri American Water is proud to offer an annual grant program that benefits our customers and local waterways."

The recipients of indoor Hydration Stations for 2023 are Manchester City Hall, Florissant Police Department, Boys & Girls Club of St. Charles, St. Joseph YWCA, Room at the Inn - Bridgeton, Community Mission Corporation – St. Joseph, Stewartsville C-2 School District, Jefferson City YMCA, Ferguson Community Center and Saint Joseph School District. The recipients of outdoor Hydration Stations for 2023 are Ellisville Park, Orrick City Park, Ivory Crockett Park – Webster Groves, Fenton City Park and River Bluff Trails Park – St. Joseph.

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Danielle Dulin, city manager of Warrensburg which received a grant last year said "The new bottle filling station has provided our community with a contactless and sanitary way to promote overall health and wellness while reducing the amount of single use plastic bottles that end up in our landfills"

The annual grant program will be accepting applications again in spring 2024. Applicants who did not receive grants this year and who qualify are encouraged to reapply. To be eligible entities must receive their tap water from Missouri American Water with one unit being considered per organization per program year.

Missouri American Water is a subsidiary of American Water (NYSE: AWK) which is the largest investor-owned water utility in the state providing high-quality and reliable water and/or wastewater services to approximately 1.5 million people across Missouri.
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