Thursday, September 3, 2009

Water Fountains on Canadian Campuses: Where Have They Gone?

OTTAWA, Sept. 3 /Canada NewsWire Telbec/ - Water fountains are disappearing on university and college campuses across Canada according to a new Polaris Institute report.

The report, "Campus Water Fountains: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly," uncovers a series of trends related to public drinking water access at Canadian universities and colleges:

- The Good - assesses the kind of reinvestment in public tap water
infrastructure currently happening on campuses.

- The Bad - four Canadian Universities were found to have either no
fountains in new buildings or very limited access.

- The Ugly - buildings codes across Canada allow universities to
design and construct institutions without water fountains.

The full report is available online at