Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Running Water for Runners at Public Events: Water Event Station


On August 23, 2009, I volunteered for the illustrious Freshwater Trust's Portland Triathlon. In addition to yelling, "Right turn. Right turn, here!" for four hours, I got to check out the City of Portland's W.E.S., or Water Event Station.

The Portland Water Bureau hooks a glorified spigot into the water main (or fire hydrant), and supplies running water for a bunch of thirsty runners and event-goers. The portable, public fontain with little nozzles for easy refills is a great option for events seeking to reduce the use of plastic water bottles.

2 comments:

David Ross said...

Totally cool, I saw this in use at the Sunday Parkways at Laurelhurst Park.

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