Atlanta airport adds water refilling stations

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  1. sobore
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    http://www.ajc.com/business/airport-adds-water-refilling-1469191.html


    Thirsty travelers can now get refreshed at new water refilling stations at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, part of an effort to cut down the use of disposable water bottles.

    The amenity has popped up at other major airports, such as San Francisco International and Chicago's O'Hare and Midway airports, and could reduce at least one small cost of traveling by eliminating a need to buy bottled water at the airport.

    That could cut into the sales of those who profit by peddling bottled water, including airport concessionaires and Atlanta-based Coca-Cola with its Dasani and smartwater brands. Coke's beverages are sold at airport vending machines and concessions.

    Hartsfield-Jackson said the refilling stations on Concourses A and T, retrofitted on water fountains by the vendor, dispense filtered water and are part of a pilot program to encourage passengers to reuse bottles and reduce waste at the airport.

    Plans are to monitor use of the refilling stations to decide whether to install them at other locations in the world's busiest airport.

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    about friggin time. but why just A and T?!? It would make the most sense in D - for everyone connecting on the puddle jumpers who are lucky to even get a beverage in-flight.
     
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    good initiative.
     
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    Good to hear!
     
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    Sounds awesome. Will definitely be using one before heading to the new concourse next month for my trip to London. Is it sad I'm excited to refill my Vapur bottle?
     
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    I am so very glad to hear this...And I agree with placing it on Term D....Heck for that matter all Terms.
     

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