Fresh from the faucet is a group on campus that is working to promote fresh tap water as the #1 drink of choice for everyone at OSU. In order to accomplish this goal Fresh From the Faucet works to educate people about the health benefits of water as well as the environmental and economic benefits. Fresh From the Faucet also strives to increase the accessibility to clean fresh tap water on campus by distributing reusable water bottles and increasing the number of filtered water stations on campus. If you want to know more about Fresh From the Faucet or want to get involved check us out at one of our outreach events during the school year or contact Tara Dunn, SSI water projects coordinator, at ssi.water@oregonstate.edu

During the 2015/16 school year the Fresh From the Faucet committee received an SSI grant to retrofit 10 water fountains on the OSU campus. The retrofitted fountains have a two stage filtration system and j-hook bottle filler installed. The intention of this project was to increase the accessibility to filtered water on the OSU campus. The labor for the installations was provided for free by OSU facilities, specifically by plumber and filtration expert Stan Ley. This video was created to display the filtration systems that Stan installs on the fountains at OSU. The Fresh From the Faucet committee and the Student Sustainability Initiative thank Stan for his passion and commitment to ensuring everyone at OSU can stay hydrated with clean, delicious tap water.