Silex students return to new water filing stations

Silex Students were surprised to find four new water filling stations throughout their campus when they returned to school on Aug. 25. 

The filling stations were provided through the Midwest Assistance Program, Inc. (MAP), through funding from RCAP Agua4All. They received this grant through the Chris Long Foundation. 

The foundation has provided a grant to the Rural Community Assistance Partnership to help schools replace or retrofit their water fountains with filtered water filling stations. Midwest Assistance Program, Inc. (MAP) the Midwest RCAP, assists rural drinking water, wastewater & solid waste utilities in finding solutions to their infrastructure needs. 

The school district provided every student with their own water bottle. Since Aug. 25, the filling stations have saved over 2,100 plastic bottles from going into landfills.