The Watershed Stewardship Center houses many Cleveland Metroparks employees. All of us here care passionately about our environment, and do our part in keeping it clean and healthy. This includes using reusable water bottles instead of purchasing new plastic bottles when we’re thirsty. Luckily, the Watershed Stewardship Center (along with many other of Cleveland Metroparks centers) have specialized water fountains with a water bottle filling spout. This makes refilling our water bottles nice and easy. In addition, every time we use the water fountain, it keeps track of how many plastic water bottles we’re not using by refilling our reusable bottles. This is important because plastic water bottles have contributed greatly to our waste stream.
Americans have been drinking more and more bottled water over the past few decades. In 1999 we drank 16.2 gallons of bottled water per person, which increased in 2014 to 34 gallons per person. This creates enough p