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BUSD board authorizes CalRecycle grant for water bottle filling stations

Joe Naiman

Village News Reporter

The Bonsall Unified School District will seek a state Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery grant to provide additional water bottle filling stations.

A 5-0 BUSD board vote Wednesday, Oct. 19, approved a resolution which will be submitted to CalRecycle. The resolution notes that the BUSD board has authorized a cooperative application with the Rainbow Municipal Water District, who will be the lead participant. Although the resolution does not include a specific amount requested, the Beverage Container Recycling Grant Program provides grants of up to $275,000 for a qualifying public entity.

“We’re working with the Rainbow water district to bring additional water bottle refilling stations to all of our school sites,” BUSD superintendent Joseph Clevenger said.

During fiscal years 2022-2023 and 2023-2024 CalRecycle has made $1,500,000 of Beverage Container Recycling Grant Program funding available. Grant funds would be used for the purchase of water refill stations for local schools including the installation or replacement of infrastructure, plumbing, maintenance, additional attachments or modifications. Education and outreach material is also an acceptable use of the grant funding.

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