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Hydration Stations added to Madison schools to promote healthy living

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MADISON (WKOW) -- Several Madison elementary and middle schools will get "hydration stations" next week in an effort to promote healthy living.

The drinking fountain and water bottle filling stations are from the "Got Water?" project -- a joint effort between Madison Water Utility, the Healthy Kids Collaborative and the Madison Metropolitan School District. The group hopes the hydration stations will encourage children to drink more water by giving them easy access to refill water bottles.

The hydration stations are a part of Drinking Water Week in Madison schools. The program runs next week and will highlight the value of safe, reliable drinking water and promote other healthy habits like getting more exercise and cutting back on sugary drinks.

Thanks to the partnership, half of Madison's elementary schools and three Madison middle schools now have hydration stations. They started adding stations to schools in 2015.  

Schools with stations include Huegel, Leopold, Elvehjem Allis, Lindbergh, Lake View, Orchard Ridge, Falk, Schenk, Gompers, Glendale, Kennedy, Muir, Crestwood, Lapham and Lowell elementary schools and Wright, Sherman and Cherokee Heights middle schools.

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