Clear chlorine-free water for your re-useable water container!
Grant money from an Altamont Education Advisory Board paid for these water filters. The filters will be placed in classrooms for use by students and staff. Students fill the filters with water, then fill-up their water containers as often as they like. By doing this, they do not need to purchase single-use water bottles, and we will not need to recycle the single-use container.
LHS Leadership has piloted a program supplying green tumblers to students at cost, which is $5. The tumbler has the LHS emblem on the side and is a familiar green color. Students can use any container they choose, but each time a container is filled, that is one less bottle manufactured, and one less disposed of. In an ideal world, we would be re-using containers instead of recycling them.
An argument can be made that students can simply drink from a drinking faucet. This is a good option, which does not cause plastic to be used what-so-ever. However, the drinking faucet is not at their desk, and is usually not in their classroom. The reuseable water container can be at their desk. Also, many people choose to drink bottled or filtered water to avoid the chorine taste. To entice those people to stop using single-use plastic bottles, this filter is the answer.
To make this work, we hope that students will remember to fill the filter pitcher when it gets low. Each pitcher arrives with a new carbon based filter, and a supply of filters is available in room S4.