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Snowy Day

Bye-bye, Bottled Water!

UVM has said “Bye-bye, Bottled Water” and "Hello, Local"

As of January 1, 2013 flat, flavorless bottled water is no longer sold on campus (see article). Instead, the University has invested in providing safe, clean drinking water across campus for free.

Because Burlington's tap water is safe and clean (see Burlington's water quality report), the University can rely on cool, plain, unfiltered tap water to hydrate the campus community. Plumbers have installed bottle fillers on more than 75 of the 215 fountains on campus, and residents are used to filling their own bottles. 

Questions? The left menu will take you to Frequently Asked Questions, the history of this decision, news stories and a request for a fountain upgrade.

Forgot your bottle?
UVM Dining and the UVM Bookstore sell a variety of reusable bottles and cups.

If you have questions or suggestions for the Office of Sustainability, please use the contact us form.

Companies interested in doing business with UVM can contact our Procurement Services. See the "Doing Business with UVM" page for more information. This will allow UVM staff and project managers who are looking to fill defined needs to find interested companies at the time they need that information.