Hydration stations still awaiting approval

The student government aims to install hydration stations across campus, but incoming president Eman Dalili says the project is waiting on the facilities department.

The Associated Student Organization (ASO) has been talking about adding the stations at its last two meetings.

Hydration stations are not water fountains, but rather machines used to fill up bottles of water exclusively.

The project was presented to Tom Brown, director of facilities, who Dalili said has to find different companies that provide these machines, and then go through a final approval process.

Director of Purchasing, Rocky Bonura, was contacted but said via email that he did not have an update on the bidding process of the stations.

During a recent ASO meeting, Dalili said the process could take weeks or up to months, however he didn’t say specifically how long it would take.

EC isn’t the first school to adopt the stations, both Rio Hondo and Cerritos college have installed hydration stations on their campuses during the last year.