Whether it’s filling your cup from the tap or buying a bottle from the store, filtered drinking water is a luxury most in the Tri-State enjoy.
During the University of Evansville’s 2022 Changemaker Challenge, 18-year-old Castle High School graduate Jack Deig noticed trends concerning a lack of public access to clean water.
“There are people living on the streets who don’t have reliable access to clean public drinking water,” he says. “There’s only one working outdoor public water fountain in all of Downtown Evansville, and it’s at Mickey’s Kingdom, and it’s off for a quarter of the year.”
Deig realized he could further develop his idea and in April founded Hydration Station, a nonprofit increasing accessibility to clean drinking water by installing free water dispensers throughout Evansville.
This year, Hydration Station will install Oasis water dispensing systems at three locations Downtown. Deig hopes to expand inside the city as the company partners with more private businesses. This first system will be installed at Old National Bank’s headquarters at One Main Street.
Photos provided by Jack Deig.