HERSHEY, Pa. — Pennsylvania American Water, a subsidiary of American Water, announced that eight colleges and universities in the utility’s service area are competing in the “UTap Challenge,” a Facebook contest awarding the top vote-getter with an Elkay water fountain bottle filler to help cut down on plastic bottled water waste, according to a press release.
Facebook users can vote once per day, from now until Oct.31, for their favorite college or university by visiting Pennsylvania American Water’s Facebook page and clicking “Vote” to see a list of participating schools and short descriptions of where on campus their bottle fillers will be installed, if awarded, stated the release.
The release reported that participating schools include: California University in Washington County, Clarion University in Clarion County, Community College of Allegheny County, Lebanon Valley College in Lebanon County, Lackawanna College in Lackawanna County, Montgomery County Community College, University of Scranton in Lackawanna County and Washington & Jefferson College in Washington County.
The winner will be announced in early November, noted the release.
“Students are looking for an inexpensive and convenient way to fill water bottles on the go rather than generating waste and spending a lot of money on bottled water,” said Pennsylvania American Water President Kathy L. Pape. “The UTap Challenge will offset the cost of installing a water fountain bottle filler on the winner’s campus, which benefits students, faculty and staff as well as the environment.”
You can find the release here.