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    3M Purification Partners with Elkay to Provide Filtered Water to 3M Open Attendees

    DOWNERS GROVE, IL, July 15, 2021 - 3M Purification and Elkay are teaming up to provide complimentary refillable water bottles and filtered water to attendees of the upcoming 3M Open PGA TOUR.

    Elkay® will kick off their first year participating in the 3M Open by providing two Elkay ezH2O contactless water bottle filling stations, located at the main entrance.

    The water in the Elkay water bottle filling stations will be filtered by the 3MFF100 under the sink water filtration system, which reduces particulate, chlorine taste and odor, cysts, lead and select VOCs to give attendees cleaner, clearer water.

    But the benefits of this water filtration system extend beyond great tasting water. Every second in the United States, more than 1,500 disposable plastic water bottles are consumed. This may be convenient, but it’s not sustainable. The 3M water filtration system that will be used at the 3M Open was built with a 6,000-gallon capacity—that’s the equivalent of 45,000 plastic 16.9oz water bottles. By bottling their own water in a refillable bottle, attendees will contribute to the reduction of single use plastics.

    “We set out to launch a first-of-its-kind bottle filling station with a sustainable design,” said Ted Hamilton, President of Elkay Plumbing. “We’re so proud of this accomplishment and we’re excited to continue our mission of contributing to a cleaner environment and healthier communities for generations to come.”

    Following the 3M Open, 3M Purification Inc. and Elkay will reinforce the event’s community-support theme of Golf That Matters by donating $10,000 and the event’s two contactless water bottle filling stations to Minneapolis YWCAs, helping to bring cleaner water to members of our community.

    “YWCA Minneapolis relies on community partnerships to create meaningful, lasting change. This generous donation of contactless water bottle filling stations from 3M and Elkay will be utilized by thousands of individuals at our YWCA Centers each year. We are grateful to 3M and Elkay for their support.”  Riley Moynihan, Interim Chief Development Officer

    YWCA Minneapolis is a nonprofit organization founded in 1891 to promote health, education, and gender and racial equity throughout the Twin Cities.

    “I couldn’t be more excited about 3M Purification providing filtered water at the 3M Open—encouraging more sustainable efforts while helping to refresh attendees. I’m proud of our partnership with Elkay and our support of charitable organizations like YWCA,” said Sean McAfee, USAC Director, 3M Separation and Purification Science Division.

    The tournament will be played on the TPC Twin Cities in Blaine, MN on July 22 – July 25, 2021. #GolfThatMatters #3MOpen #Elkay

    About 3M

    3M branded water filtration products have been addressing water quality issues for over 75 years, offering a wide range of solutions designed to address many types of water quality concerns. Third-party certifications, such as NSF and WQA, are an advantage provided on many 3M water quality improvement solutions. Having clean and clear drinking water in your home is both a pleasure and a reassurance that you're giving your family the best. With a water filtration system from 3M Purification, you can provide filtered drinking water for every member of your family. From whole home water filtration to drinking water systems, look to 3M Purification to help you find the right solution.

    About Elkay

    Family-owned since 1920, Elkay has been making innovative products and delivering exceptional customer care for almost a century. While proud to be America's No. 1 selling kitchen sink company, Elkay expanded its commercial offerings more than four decades ago and today delivers faucets, water coolers, drinking fountains, Smartwell Water Delivery Systems, and the award-winning ezH2O bottle filling stations, in addition to world-class stainless steel and quartz sinks. Our Elkay Interior Systems business is a global leader in designing and building-out branded retail environments and commercial systems such as stainless steel products for commercial kitchens for leading international brands in the retail, hospitality, restaurant, and education markets. Like your family, Elkay has values and traditions that endure - like our commitment to sustainability and giving back to our community. Headquartered in the United States in Downers Grove, Illinois, Elkay employs over 2,400 employees worldwide, working from 28 locations across the U.S., China, and Mexico.  For more information, visit