Nonprofit adds water bottle refill station to downtown Jackson
DOWNTOWN JACKSON — City officials held a ribbon cutting Tuesday for a water bottle refilling station near downtown. The station is installed on the walking trail near the Farmer’s Market and AMP Theater. The idea is to encourage Tennesseans to drink more water and fewer sugary soft drinks. The artwork on the filling station was designed by the Boys & Girls Club of Jackson and digitally designed by Express Printing. This is part of the nonprofit Tennessee Clean Water Network water bottle refill initiative called “Bringing Tap Back.” The Tennessee Clean Water Network is installing the stations across the state under a grant from the Tennessee Department of Health as part of their efforts to reduce diabetes and obesity rates in the state. Fifty-six of the stations have been built across the state and were funded by the $638,000 grant, according to Renee Hoyos, director of the Tennessee Clean Water Network.