The cafeteria station has counted more than 40,000 bottles, said Ron Dulceak, COD chief engineering manager.
Since August, the education center stations have saved about 4,000 bottles and the CHC stations 2,000.
first saw the product in a facilities magazine.
After he researched several vendors, Elkay agreed to donate the first one.
Within a week of installation, Dulceak
said, feedback was positive.
"Employees were the first to begin using it, and people were coming up to me and saying, 'Why didn't COD
put this in years ago?'" he
said in a press release.
"Then word began to spread, and we decided to incorporate stations into the new buildings."
Bottles must be 16 ounces and larger, and can be purchased at the COD Bookstore or brought from home.
A sensor offers touchless operation, so users set their bottles on the fill mat without needing to press any buttons.
Each unit, which includes a drinking fountain, costs about $1,200, with filter cartridges at $125 per 3,000 gallons of water used, Dulceak
The college plans to install stations during renovations of the McAninch Arts Center
, Physical Education Center
, Student Resource Center
and Seaton Computing Center
Stations also will be added to the Technical Education Center, and Health and Science Center.
"It would be ideal if we could eliminate disposable plastic water bottle consumption on campus," Dulceak