To encourage students to drink more tap water and use reusable water bottles instead of disposable ones, we have supported the installation of water bottle filling stations around campus.

For your convenience, we have provided a map to help you find the filling station closest to you.

Check out these stations, which look like this:


Is tap water on campus safe to drink?

Yes! The quality of water treated by the Cornell University Water Filtration Plant is consistently far superior to that required by the standards of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the New York State Department of Health. According to one of the plant operators, there has never been a single incident in his memory where disease or poisoning was the result ofdrinking CUWS water. In response to an upstream oil spill in the 1990s, the facility stopped its operations for two days until the contamination had left the intake points. Whenever you turn on the tap or use a water fountain on campus, you can drink assured that each drop is the product of excellent professionalism and concern for your health and well-being.

What happens during the Water Treatment Process?

Read the Cornell Water Quality Report to learn more about the water treatment process!

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