Hydration Station Program Background
The PWP Hydration Station (also known as a Water Bottle Filling Station) Program, which launched in May 2019, is designed to provide the community with access to safe, great-tasting, high quality tap water. PWP has committed to installing six to eight Hydration Stations – an accessible drinking fountain that also includes a water bottle filling station and a pet drinking fountain. These will be installed at various Pasadena parks, community centers and city facilities located within the Disadvantaged Area Community (DAC). The funding for this program is provided by Metropolitan Water District.
This program is part of PWP’s larger efforts to educate the community about the quality and value of their tap water, as well as to encourage water conservation through education and reduce plastic waste within Pasadena. Pasadena’s drinking water is high quality, contains important minerals like magnesium and calcium, and is more affordable and safer than bottled water. By switching to tap water, consumers can boost their health and help preserve our planet!
PWP is providing a $1,500 incentive for Pasadena-based organizations to install indoor water bottle filling stations. Interested organizations should complete the application and submit it to PWP. Please click here to download the application.
Hydration Stations installed by Pasadena customers.
In order to receive a rebate for an indoor hydration station, the following criteria must be met:
- Availability is limited.
- Installation site must be publicly located (for example, city-owned facilities, public schools, community centers, parks, etc.).
- Installation site must be in an area that receives high pedestrian traffic or provides recreational activity.
- Applicant agrees to install signage provided by PWP at the site of hydration station.
- Applicant agrees to complete installation within 60 days of application approval date.
- Applicant agrees that the City of Pasadena is not responsible for any costs associated with installation or maintenance of station.
- Applicant agrees to a promotional opportunity post-installation (for example, featured in a PWP newsletter, or photo opportunity).
- Project must not have started prior to application approval.
Please submit the following to PWP before starting your project:
- Complete application, click here to download
- Specifications for organization's selected hydration station (include a photo and the unit's make/model)
- Copies of any required permits
Ready to apply? Send us an email, or mail your application and supplemental materials to:
Re: Hydration Station Program Application
ATTN: Water Conservation
Pasadena Water and Power
150 S. Los Roble Ave. Suite #200
Pasadena, CA 91101
Funding for this program is limited. Applications will be accepted on a first-come first-served basis until PWP rebate funds have been exhausted. A maximum of one (1) rebate will be made to each organization per PWP fiscal year. Rebate payment will be made upon completion of post-installation inspection and submittal of receipt of purchase.
The City of Pasadena reserves the right to reject applications and proposed hydration station models. The City of Pasadena is not liable for defects of unit or installation difficulties.
For a complete list of program guidelines, click here.
Hydration Station installed at local New Horizon School, pictured left before install, pictured right after install.
Find a Hydration Station Near You
- La Pintoresca Park and Library, 1355 N Raymond Ave.
- Villa Parke Community Center, 363 E Villa St.
- Brenner Park, 235 Barthe Dr.
- Hahamongna Watershed Park, 4550 Oak Grove Dr.
- Jackie Robinson Park, 1080 N Fair Oaks Ave.
- Memorial Park, 85 E Holly St.
- Washington Park, 700 E Washington Blvd.