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    Our children deserve clean water, especially where they're learning and growing every day. That's why we're providing fresh, filtered drinking water to schools in need — and teaching healthy hydration habits for life.

     

     

    Cleaner, Healthier Water for School

    Our children deserve clean water, especially where they’re learning and growing every day. That’s why we’re providing fresh, filtered drinking water to schools in need—and teaching healthy hydration habits for life.

     

     

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    Many Schools Lack Safe Water

    It’s not just Michigan—students across the U.S. risk exposure to lead, copper and other toxins in their water. Last year, an estimated 13 million American children went to schools where officials found elevated levels of lead.1

     

     

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    We're Helping Make a Change

    Starting in Chicagoland schools, Elkay® is donating ezH2O bottle filling stations to put cleaner, healthier water within everyone’s reach. They’re certified to filter out lead and other contaminants, while reducing plastic waste.

     

     

     

     

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    Water is Essential to Kids' Health

    The whole body works better when it’s hydrated. 

    • Essential for growth and development
    • Regulates body weight
    • Improves quality of sleep
    • Contributes to healthy digestion
    • Enhances physical activity performance
    • Regulates the body’s normal functions
    • Improves cognition and concentration

     

     

    Want ezH2O in your School?

    Let's find a solution.

     

     

    In the News

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    Mayor Lightfoot Announces Elkay Donation of 101 ezH2O® Bottle Filling Stations

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, September 15, 2021 - Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot today announced Elkay will donate 101 Elkay ezH2O® bottle filling stations at select city sites and non-profits through a partnership with the City, Chicago Park District, and Elevate to reduce plastic waste and expand cleaner, healthier drinking water throughout the south and west sides. The units also include a lifetime supply of filters.

     

     

    Additional Resources

    Fountains for Youth Brochure (F-4977)

    Fountains for Youth Activity Sheets (F-4975)