Last February Sustainable Duxbury with financial help from Island Creek Oysters presented the students at Duxbury High School with an alternative to shelling out good money for questionable quality bottled water. As most people now know bottled water does not have the same high quality requirements as town water and each bottle uses about 5oz of oil to produce and transport. With the instillation of a hydration station at DHS students could now get filtered Duxbury Water for free anytime they wanted. It became very successful very fast! Soon the senior class was planning to give the school a second Hydration Station as their graduation gift to the school.
This fall Steve Fiskio owner of Fiskio Incorporated and parent of two Duxbury students contacted Sustainable Duxbury and offered to make a third hydration Station available to middle school students. Sustainable Duxbury contacted principle Dalton who thought it was a great Idea. The PTO agreed to pay for the installation and this third station is now installed.
When the new school is built all three of these stations will join several others and there will not be a bottled water machine in sight. So your middle school student might be asking you to get them a reusable water bottle. Please do so and encourage them to use it. You will know that they have given up bottled water that costs hundreds of times what you pay for water from the tap at home and they are saving a little bit of the environment they will grow up in.