Kiosks are finally counting amount of water saved
Despite being installed a year ago, the water kiosks inserted in the SAIT Wellness Centre are just now properly calculating the amount of water being saved by SAIT students and staff. The machines had water pressure issues that were finally fixed this past month when the manufacturer, Waterfillz, traveled from the US to repair the machines.
The machines have been operating as they were intended now for the past three weeks and in a few months, SAITSA, who is responsible for the machines, hopes to be able to discover how much water has been saved as a result of the kiosks’ presence.
SAIT VP External Matthew Armstrong said he is disappointed that the machines have taken so long to do what they were supposed to do, but based on the WaterFillz reputation in B.C, he pointed to just plain bad luck as the cause.
“The UBC has them across campus and they have never had any problems. We managed to get the one that for whatever reason did not want to properly work for us.”
SAITSA currently has one kiosk installed beside the SAITSA office while another is installed by the athletics department in the Wellness Centre’s basement.
The school currently has no plans to install any others on campus, however that could change based on future results.