Dining Services offers ultra filtered and flavored tap water in dining outlets across campus. Aqua Health Waters is the provider of the dispensing equipment. Filtered tap water is offered in all outlets on campus and is dispensed from equipment comparable to juice and soda fountain dispensers. Students are educated to use the Aqua Health Water in place of bottled waters.
In March 2008, Dining Services partnered with Aqua Health Water, and 5% of all sales from Aqua Health Water on Villanova's campus will be donated to:
Catholic Relief Services "Water Today, Water Tomorrow" Project Fund
Catholic Relief Services and Team Today and Tomorrow are working hand in hand with communities to provide clean water from safe sources to thousands of poor farmers and their families. (More info...)
The Uganda Rural Fund
This new initiative, a "marketing with a mission" effort, will further encourage students, faculty and staff to drink filtered tap water instead of bottled water. By offering an incentive, essentially, by drinking tap water, the campus community will be able to help get clean drinking water to poor farmers and families in Uganda and Ethiopia. A refillable, re-useable water bottle is being introduced as part of this new program.