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Water refilling stations encourage reuse at Hartsfield-Jackson
02 July ,2012

For Immediate Release
July 2, 2012
Contact: Al Snedeker
(404) 382-2364

Water refilling stations encouraged reuse at Hartsfield-Jackson

ATLANTA — Although passengers cannot take filled water bottles through the security checkpoint, empty bottles in carry-on luggage are allowed. To encourage passengers to use non-plastic containers or to reuse plastic bottles, the Airport has installed two water refilling stations.

The water refilling stations dispense fresh, filtered water with the push of a button.

“These water refilling stations are designed to allow recyclable materials like water bottles to be reused, which in turn reduces waste generated at the Airport,” said Michael Cheyne, director of asset management and sustainability.

The water refilling stations are easily retrofitted onto existing water fountains. The two that have been installed were provided by Oasis International, the current water fountain vendor, as part of a demonstration project with Atlanta Airlines Terminal Corporation (AATC) and the Airport.

"We will monitor use of the water refilling stations and determine if they can be successfully implemented in other parts of the Airport,” said Cheyne.

On Concourse A, the refill station is located at the water fountains across from A19. The second location is Concourse T at the water fountains near the south security checkpoint.



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