The water bottle refill stations are so selective?
Ithaca College (with the help of REMP) recently installed new, groundbreaking water bottle refill stations on campus and let me say, it’s about fucking time. For too long I’ve had to tilt my water bottle and hold the button to fill my eco-friendly water bottle. Finally, a device that let’s me fill that shit up to the brim.
Sarcasm aside, the water stations are kind of cool. What would make them cooler though, is if they weren’t at remote locations on campus: Park and the 3rd floor of Campus Center. I can understand Park (also I’m a little biased) but when am I ever going to go to the 3rd floor of Campus Center? When I’m picking up that care package my parents never sent me? What if I’m in the pub and get struck by a serious case of cottonmouth, with no bonus bucks to bail me out? For a device that’s supposed to help the campus be more eco-friendly I ask, why so selective with its placement?
Why not put one in Textor so REMP can actually see their accomplishment? Or was the plan to alienate the water stations even more than OSCAR (the little closet that’s used for…I really don’t know what). Or—here’s a crazy idea—but did anyone think to put a water station in the gym? Maybe I’m missing something, but I’m pretty sure if you’re looking for people using water bottles, the fitness center is a prime target.
Not that I don’t appreciate the convenience of having one in my school, but I’ve never been in Park and thought, “I need a gallon of water stat, or I am going to shrivel and die.” After an hour on the elliptical though…that’s a different story.
I don’t know, maybe students like taking an excessive detour to save the environment. Personally though, if I’m in Smiddy and feeling super thirsty – I’ll probably just go for a vending machine.
– Catherine Fisher