LEGACY FOUNDATION, RIVER FUND DONATE TOUCHLESS WATER FILLING STATIONS TO AREA SCHOOLS
BULLHEAD CITY – – Two area non-profit organizations have come together to make one of life’s basics – water – safer for students and staff at Tri-State area schools. The BHHS Legacy Foundation and River Fund teamed to purchase touchless water bottle filling stations for six public and charter
school districts from Laughlin to Topock.
“Getting enough water every day is important for everyone’s health,” said Legacy vice president and River Fund board past chairman Nancy Mongeau, RN, M.Ed., MSW. “These touchless systems will ensure safe access and with each dispenser’s filtration system, the water is ensured to be pure.”
Mongeau noted that the units’ filters remove as much as 99.3% of lead from drinking water. Chlorine and particulates are also removed, improving taste.
The idea to place touchless water bottle filling stations in local schools was proposed when the COVID-19 pandemic was in full crisis mode, said River Fund president and CEO Mike Conner.
“These units eliminate both children and adults from touching the handles on conventional drinking fountains or worse yet, making contact with the metal parts disbursing the water with mouth or other body parts,” Conner said. “And there’s the added environmental advantage of minimizing the
number of disposal plastic water bottles.”