June 24, 2016
TCWN Dedicates Nashville-area BTB Water Bottle Refill Stations
June 23, 2016 – The Tennessee Clean Water Network and representatives from the Tennessee Department of Health dedicated the Nashville-area Bringing Tap Back (BTB) water bottle refill stations at a ribbon cutting on Thursday, June 23, 2016.
The dedication ceremony was held at the Hopewell Community Center’s basketball court, 401 Center Street, Old Hickory, Tennessee.
The Bringing Tap Back Initiative is funded under a grant from the Project Diabetes Program of the Tennessee Department of Health.
“Bringing Tap Back is a TCWN project designed to encourage citizens to drink more water instead of sugar-sweetened beverages in order to reduce rates of obesity and diabetes in Tennessee,” said TCWN Executive Director Renee Hoyos. “Through the installation of water bottle refill stations, educational curriculum and outreach programs, BTB brings the message that reducing the number of sugar-sweetened beverages consumed each day can help to bring down the rates of these chronic diseases in children and adults.”
Hoyos said 13 BTB water bottle refill stations (11 indoors and two outdoors) have been installed in Nashville locations including:
“With 83 water bottle refill stations already installed in Memphis, Nashville, Knoxville, Chattanooga and Johnson City, the BTB Project has been successful across the state. I thank the Tennessee Department of Health for supporting the project,” Hoyos added.
For more information on the Bringing Tap Back Project, click here.
TCWN empowers Tennesseans to exercise their right to clean water and healthy communities by fostering civic engagement, building partnerships and, when necessary, enforcing water policy for a sustainable future. TCWN is a 501 (c) (3) not for profit organization working on behalf of the environment, clean water and public health.