UBS Hydrates Stamford Citizens
Smart Tap Launches Three Pilot Filling Stations in Connecticut
STAMFORD, Conn., Aug. 5, 2013
STAMFORD, Conn., Aug. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --UBS is doing its part to improve
the health of Stamford residents and the environment. In partnership with
Smart Tap, a company that provides water bottle-filling stations with drinking
fountains to cities free of charge, UBS will be sponsoring three water
bottle-filling stations downtown as part of a pilot program. The first Smart
Tap filling station will be installed in Columbus Park on Wednesday August 7,
2013, around 7 p.m., with two more still to come in Latham Park and outside
the Ferguson Library.
The official launch of the Columbus Park Smart Tap pilot will take place just
before jazz legend Chick Corea & The Vigil take the summer stage, the star of
the Jazz Up July, an annual concert series produced by the Stamford Downtown
Special Services District and the City of Stamford.
The sleek, UBS-sponsored fountains, flowing with locally-sourced filtered
water, are uniquely designed to easily fill up reusable water bottles – and
are also equipped with traditional fountains. This free amenity makes
experiencing downtown Stamford and its parks even more enjoyable for residents
"We are delighted that Stamford Downtown is part of this extraordinary effort
to bring the benefits of hydration to our community," said Sandy Goldstein,
President of Stamford Downtown Special Services District."
"As a member of the Stamford community, we have a keen interest in the
sustainability of the city as well as the wellbeing of its residents," said
Lori Feinsilver, UBS's Head of Community Affairs and Executive Communications,
Americas. "We all understand the importance of water and hydration to good
health. Equally important is the positive environmental impact that our
partnership with Smart Tap will have by encouraging the use of reusable water
Bill Apfelbaum, founder of Smart Tap and CEO, said, "The impact of disposable
plastic water bottles on the environment is significant, costing upwards of
$200 million per year and causing in excess of 1.5 million tons of landfill
waste. By encouraging people to drink locally-treated water and using reusable
bottles when doing so, we can stem the tide of waste in this country and
improve the health of our citizens."
About Smart Tap
Smart Tap is a company that provides bottle-filing stations with drinking
water fountains to cities free of charge, making the safe, clean and healthy
municipal drinking water supply more accessible. With Smart Tap coming to
other locations throughout the country, for more information please visit our
website and follow us on Twitter @SmartTapWater Facebook and Instagram.
UBS draws on its 150-year heritage to serve private, institutional and
corporate clients worldwide, as well as retail clients in Switzerland. Its
business strategy is centered on its pre-eminent global wealth management
businesses and its universal bank in Switzerland. Together with a
client-focused Investment Bank and a strong, well-diversified Global Asset
Management business, UBS will expand its premier wealth management franchise
and drive further growth across the Group.
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