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Drinking Water Fountains Being Installed Across Nashville

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New drinking fountain at Public Square. (Credit: Metro Government/Photographic Services.) New drinking fountain at Public Square. (Credit: Metro Government/Photographic Services.)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – New drinking water fountains are being installed across Nashville that include water bottle-filling stations and a fountain with a bowl for pets.

The first fountains were installed this week at Public Square; Shelby Bottoms Greenway and Nature Center and Shelby Park baseball fields. More fountains will be installed around the city by the end of the year.

"We are putting water fountains in places where people gather outdoors and where they are active," Mayor Dean said in a release Thursday. "Water is a healthy and free alternative; which is important as we strive to be a healthier city. These fountains will encourage people to refill water bottles; which will help our city reduce waste, and are pet-friendly too."

Water fountains will be located at city parks, greenways and outside Metro buildings.

Over the next few weeks; the next phase will include installation of fountains at the Fulton Campus; two fountains at the Nashville Farmers' Market; West Police Precinct Metro Police Training Academy; Goodlettsville Library; Hermitage Library; Beaman Park; Bellevue Red Caboose Park; Cane Ridge Park; Cedar Hill Park; Centennial Park; Cumberland Park; Edwin Warner Park; Ellington Agricultural Park; Fannie Mae Dees Park; Hamilton Creek Park; McCabe Park; Stones River Greenway; West Park; and Woodmont Park.

Fountains are also being incorporated into new Metro buildings that are under design or construction. They include the Midtown Hills Police Precinct; Central Police Precinct; Bellevue Library; Riverfront Park; and the Southeast library; park; community center and two fountains at the hockey facility.

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