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WVa water utility awards grants for bottle-filling stations

November 5, 2019

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia American Water has awarded grants to provide bottle-filling stations to 10 groups throughout the utility’s service area.

The company says in a statement that the program is aimed at reducing plastic waste from single-use bottles and providing filling stations to nonprofit groups, schools and local government facilities.

Among the groups that were selected from more than 90 applications are the AD Lewis Community Center in Huntington and Salt Rock Elementary School in Cabell County; the Fayette County Public Library in Oak Hill; the Putnam County Public Library in Hurricane, and Lewis County High School and the Lewis County Park in Weston.

Other groups involved include Mercer Elementary School in Princeton, and CAMC Women and Children’s Hospital, the West Virginia Capitol Complex and Flinn Elementary School, all in Charleston.