Students Quenching Thirst Thanks to Student Council
Thanks to the Big Lake Middle School Student Council, staff
and students at the middle school are enjoying cold, filtered water from a new hydration
station installed last month.
The station delivers filtered and cooled drinking water to
users through a traditional drinking fountain spout and through a spout used to
fill reusable water bottles.
Additionally, the station features a counter displaying that
the station has “helped eliminate waste from X number of disposable plastic
bottles.” As of February 12th, waste from 2,366 bottles has been
eliminated thanks to the new station.
“Students are really enjoying it,” said Student Council
Advisor Jim VanderHeyden. “The new station is definitely getting more use than
the fountain it replaced.”
Two additional hydration stations have been purchased by the
student council and will be installed within the next month. The council paid
for all three stations with proceeds saved over the last several years from
working concession stands and activity nights.