PWD Seeks Applications For 2015 Water Bottle Filling Fountain Grants


The Portland Water District (PWD) seeks applications for 2015 Water Bottle Filling Fountain Grants. The grant program, in its second year, offers free water bottle filling fountains to local entities. Over 3,000 local businesses and non-profits will receive a mailing this week detailing the program and inviting them to apply for a grant.

Last year, twenty-six applications for grants were received, and the Board of Trustees awarded four water bottle filling stations to: Saint Joseph’s College (Standish), YMCA (Portland), Portland Transit Authority (Portland), and Greely High School (Cumberland). Saint Joseph’s College was the first recipient to install the station. The station was fully operational as of January 10, 2014.

“We are fortunate in Greater Portland to have a superb public water supply,” stated PWD Board President Guy Cote. “With these grants, we want to promote the area’s great tap water and encourage others to help expand access to it.”

Applications are due October 31 and can be completed online at Preference will be given to those organizations that provide the largest exposure and benefit for public use. Complete criteria and eligibility requirements can also be found online.