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GUIDE: How to Navigate Elkay EZH20 Specs

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GUIDE: How to Navigate Elkay EZH20 Specs

“Put that on this and then attach this to that part”... When it comes to installing, maintaining, or troubleshooting an Elkay EZH20, it is critical to know the correct name for the parts in your water bottle filling station. The first time you encounter an Elkay EZH20 spec sheet, all the industry jargon can be extremely overwhelming. However, in this guide, we’ll help you break through the confusing terminology and translate your Elkay EZH20 spec sheet into easy to understand definitions.   Filter Indicator Light: Definition: Indicates when the filter needs to be changed Alternative names: Traffic light Bottle Filler: Definition:...

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How to Replace an Elkay EZH20 Filter

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How to Replace an Elkay EZH20 Filter

Bottle filling stations are sweeping the nation’s schools, gyms, and public spaces as the cool (both literally and figuratively), sustainable way to hydrate. Beyond that, bottle filling stations, such as the Elkay models we’ll discuss in this article, actually improve water quality by removing lead and other contaminants, something standard water fountains can’t do. This is all thanks to the stations’ Elkay EZH20 filters.   But in order to maintain the effectiveness of these machines, the Elkay EZH20 filter must be changed regularly. This process might seem intimidating, especially if you don’t have an on-site facilities team. To ease your...

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5 Most Popular Water Bottle Filling Stations for Schools

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5 Most Popular Water Bottle Filling Stations for Schools

Considering water’s positive impacts on brain function, Elkay bottle filling stations have become very popular at schools and child-care facilities. In addition to their scientifically-backed health benefits, these devices also have compelling environmental and economic benefits. If you’re the lucky one researching the best bottle filler for your school, you’ll soon discover that there are hundreds of options. Rather than digging through the dark corners of the internet to find the ideal model for your setup, we’ve compiled a list of popular models best suited for schools and other educational facilities. 1) ENHANCED Bottle Filling Station Elkay’s newest model series, the...

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The Water Bottle Filling Station: The Newest Trend in Middle Schools

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The Water Bottle Filling Station: The Newest Trend in Middle Schools

There’s a trend sweeping over Melrose Middle School… and no, it’s not the likes of the latest Disney channel movie. These middle schoolers are super excited about their new bottle filling stations.  The Green Team, an after-school club at the school designed for those interested in environmental issues, has accomplished quite the feat. At the young age of twelve, this group of students installed a bottle filling station in their school, saving 10,659 plastic bottles this year alone. We spoke with Jessie Schmitt, Solid Waste and Recycling Coordinator for the City of Melrose and leader of the Green Team, about...

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Westford Academy Reduces Plastic with Bottle Filling Station

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Westford Academy Reduces Plastic with Bottle Filling Station

Last week we covered Melrose Middle School and the Green Team, a group of twelve sixth-graders who felt so passionate about saving plastic that they fought to install two bottle filling stations in their middle school, eliminating the need for single-use bottles. Now we’re on to a slightly older yet just as impassioned group of interns at Westford Academy. With the help of Sustainable Westford, the Westford Academy Student Council and a couple of eager seniors, over 20,000 plastic bottles have been saved with the installation of two bottle filling stations in the tight-knit community. Led by Director Gloria Gilbert,...

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