The American Water Charitable Foundation recently awarded the Hazelwood School District a 2022 Water and the Environment Grant to support communities served by Missouri American Water.
“Students in the Hazelwood School District will have greater access to safe and healthy hydration thanks to the American Water Charitable Foundation’s 2022 Water and the Environment Grant,” said Rich Svindland, president of Missouri American Water. “We’re so pleased the school district will receive nearly $30,000 from the Foundation to help purchase indoor water bottle refilling stations and drinking fountains.”
The grant from the American Water Charitable Foundation will help Hazelwood School District purchase 33 indoor hydration stations to keep cool water flowing for more than 19,000 children and faculty members.
“Providing our students and staff with access to safe, clean drinking water is so important,” said Dr. Nettie Collins-Hart, Hazelwood School District Superintendent. “This grant will aid us in our effort to install new bottle filling stations throughout our schools.”
The Hazelwood School District is the second-largest district in St. Louis County, with 20 elementary schools, six middle schools, three high schools, early childhood education programs, gifted programs, and alternative learning.