Vassar adjusts to bottled water ban

More sales limitations could be on the way

Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, N.Y., is adding more water refill stations and encouraging students to use complimentary refillable containers as it adjusts to a ban on the sale of bottled water by the school’s cafeterias.

The advocacy group that convinced Vassar’s student government last spring to outlaw the high-margin product says it intends to push for further limitations on water sales.  The organization, Tap That, wants the ban extended to vending areas and off-campus events.  The faculty and administration are being encouraged to bypass water coolers and drink tap water instead.