Water Kiosk and Bottle Refill Stations

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The water bottle refill station in MBL’s Waterfront Park provides taps for refilling water bottles and even a water bowl for pets.

The kiosk is part of a larger initiative (co-sponsored by the Falmouth Water Stewards and the Town of Falmouth) to call attention to the need to reduce use of single-use plastic water bottles and their impacts to the environment, promote the quality of Falmouth’s public drinking water, and provide a refreshing amenity to residents and visitors.

Funding for the Woods Hole water bottle refill station was provided by the Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woodwell Climate Research Center and the Woods Hole Business Association.

The MBL is proud to offer multiple locations on campus for staff, visitors, students, and the community to refill their water bottles rather than purchasing single use plastics. Since they have been installed the MBL Community has helped save 96,412 plastic bottles from use on campus. 

These stations are provided in the following locations:

  • Swope Center (main lobby next to restrooms)
  • Loeb Laboratory (1st floor across from stairwell)
  • Rowe Building (main lobby next to elevator)
  • Lillie Building (1st floor outside Lillie 103)
  • Marine Research Center (2nd floor across from MRC 210)
  • Starr (1st floor lobby)

As well as many traditional water fountains located throughout campus.