GH SB1715


SPRINGFIELD – An initiative led by State Senator Suzy Glowiak Hilton that would require bottle filling stations in many new buildings being constructed in Illinois passed the Senate.

“Although there are already requirements for water fountains in buildings, many people use their own bottles or containers,” said Glowiak Hilton (D – Western Springs). “These people are taking the right steps of helping the environment, and should have easy access to do so.”

Senate Bill 1715 would require new buildings that are 5,000 square feet or larger and with a 100 person or more occupancy to provide a bottle filling station for every drinking fountain required under the plumbing code.

“By providing access to bottle filling stations across the state, we are giving residents the opportunity to reuse their bottles,” said Glowiak Hilton “The ability to refill bottles makes it easier to stay hydrated and will be more sanitary.”

Senate Bill 1715 passed the Senate Friday and now heads to the House for further consideration.