Water bottle refill station unveiled at Carver Park

Water bottle refill station unveiled at Carver Park (Image 1)_12237

Thirsty patrons of Carver Park now have a place to get their fill.

On Saturday morning, the City of Johnson City and the Tennessee Clean Water Network held a ribbon cutting ceremony to welcome a new water bottle refill station for the local park.  

The installation is part of Tennessee Clean Water Network’s Bringing Tap Back Project, a project designed to encourage citizens to drink more tap water and fewer sugary beverages.

Johnson City commissioner Jenny Brock said the process of installing the water bottle refill station was a collaborative effort to better serve the visitors of Carver Park.

“I think as we look at particularly our children and we’re encouraging them to be outside more and to get more exercise, that they’ve got an option now, they’ve got a nice clean water station where they can fill up their water bottles as well as get a drink,” Brock said.

TCWN is installing water bottle refill 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 Tennessee.

The Johnson City units are decorated with artwork created by area children under guidance from local artists. 
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