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Water

New hydration stations

New hydration stations are being rolled out all around campus.

As part of an ongoing commitment to sustainability, Emerson College is phasing out the sale of bottled water on campus and strongly discourages bottled water purchases made with institutional funds. President Pelton announced this initiative in March 2012. In a letter to the Emerson community, he wrote, in part:

“This action does not, of course, preclude individuals’ rights to purchase such water independently and use it on campus. Some sources say that up to 40 percent of bottled water sold is simply tap water, offering no additional health benefits. Among the many reasons for discontinuing bottled water are the environmental costs to produce and transport bottled water, the plundering of underground aquifers, and the potential health risks from chemicals contained in plastic.”

Emerson College joins a growing list of colleges making this transition.

Emerson will be:

  • Installing new “hydration stations” that are reusable-bottle-friendly
  • Retrofitting some existing water fountains to be more reusable-bottle-friendly
  • Phasing out 5-gallon water jugs and continuing to replace plumbed filtration systems
  • Ensuring that events catered by Sodexo offer pitchers of water rather than individual serving bottles

Current Hydration Station Locations

Filtered water bubbler attachment

  • 80 Boylston street
    • 2nd floor lobby
  • 120 Boylston Street
    • 2nd floor at vending machines
    • 3rd floor hallway near restrooms
    • 4th floor at vending machines
    • 5th floor hallway by crossover to Tufte
  • 150 Boylston Street
    • 2nd floor hallway
  • 180 Tremont Street
    • 2nd floor lobby

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  • 10 Boylston Place
    • 3rd floor lobby
    • 6th floor by elevators
    • 8th floor by elevators
    • 11th floor by elevators
  • 80 Boylston Street
    • 4th floor hallway
    • 5th floor hallway
    • 6th floor hallway
    • 9th floor hallway
    • 10th floor
    • 11th floor hallway
    • 12th floor hallway
  • 216 Tremont Street
    • 1st floor outside Bordy Theater
    • 3rd floor hallway
    • 8th floor hallway 

Filtered water coolers

  • 10 Boylston Place
    • 1st floor – Admissions Welcome Center
  • 80 Boylston Street
    • Emerson Café
    • Equipment Distribution Center
    • Fitness Center (2 units)
    • Public Safety Station
    • Student Services (countertop unit)
    • Suite 121
  • 100 Boylston Street
    • 4th floor kitchen
    • 7th floor kitchen
    • 10th floor kitchen
  • 120 Boylston Street
    • 4th floor (3 units)
    • 5th floor – Admissions
    • 6th floor – Journalism
    • 7th floor hallway
    • 8th floor hallway
    • 9th floor hallway
    • 10th floor hallway
  • 150 Boylston Street
    • L1 – Student Union
    • L2 – Athletics Department
  • 180 Tremont Street
    • 1st floor
    • 3rd floor
    • 4th floor
    • 9th floor
    • 10th floor
    • 11th floor
    • 12th floor
    • 13th floor
    • 14th floor – Finance
    • 14th floor – Presidents Office
    • Basement of WERS
  • 216 Tremont Street
    • 2nd floor International Affairs
    • 2nd floor Registrar’s office
    • 2nd floor Counseling and Psychological Services
    • 3rd floor
    • 4th floor – Student Services
    • 5th floor
    • 6th floor lobby
    • 7th floor kitchen
    • 9th floor lobby
  • Paramount Center Café
  • State Transportation Building
    • 1st floor Ploughshares Department