McALLEN, Texas – December 8th, 2015 – Watermill Express, along with H-E-B, presented new laptop computers along with wireless printers to each of the 15 winners of this year’s annual writing contest

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McALLEN, Texas – December 8th, 2015 – Watermill Express, the nation’s largest drive-up pure drinking water and ice company, along with H-E-B, presented new laptop computers along with wireless printers to each of the 15 winners of this year’s annual writing contest.

This year’s entrants were 4th Grade students from the McAllen Independent School District. Over 1,200 essays were written and evaluated with 15 winners being selected. Winners were chosen based on original work submitted by the students on how creating healthy lifestyles one habit at a time can result in a healthy future. In addition to the students, the teachers of the winning students each received a $100 gift card and the winning schools received a Watermill Express health and fitness package.

“On behalf of McAllen ISD, I would like to express our appreciation to Watermill Express for their recent sponsorship of the 4th grade writing contest,” said McAllen Independent School District Coordinator for Health and Physical Education Mario Reyna. “In speaking to our principals and parents, they loved the integration of health and writing skills. More importantly, this project affords our students an opportunity to improve on the writing skills while at the same time value their place in our environment and the importance of practicing healthy habits.”

Congratulations to the following winners of the 2015 Watermill Express/H-E-B essay contest:

Li-Ana Ayala – Milam Elementary
Karen P. Corona – Jackson Elementary
Carolina Cuellar – Sam Houston Elementary
Arianna Facundo – Castaneda Elementary
Candyce Garcia- Milam Elementary
Itzel Garcia – Jackson Elementary
Giovanny Mancinas – Sam Houston Elementary
Elma N. Martinez – Alvarez Elementary
Melanie E. Martinez – Jackson Elementary
Kevin M. Perez- Jackson Elementary
Avah G. Pompa – Milam Elementary
Marisol Pruneda – Escandon Elementary
Jackson Ramirez- Perez Elementary
Trinity Rosas – Ben Milam Elementary
Andrew Trevino – Milam Elementary

About Watermill Express:

Watermill Express is the largest drive-up pure drinking water company in the nation and the green alternative to prepackaged water. Watermill Express customers reuse their own clean containers to reduce pollution from single-use plastic water bottles. Ice is now available at select locations. Call 1-800-487-9643 for more information.

BRIGHTON, Colorado – December 4th, 2015 – Watermill Express is Founding Partner of Clean Water Here

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BRIGHTON, Colorado – December 4, 2015 – Watermill Express, the nation’s largest drive-up pure drinking water and ice company, has co-founded Clean Water Here, a cause brand to promote sustainable alternatives for clean, affordable drinking water in the United States.

Research indicates that out-of-date plumbing—sometimes over 100 years old—is delivering water through pipes that often leach contaminants into the water. In addition, old-fashioned water treatment facilities may not always address 21st-century contaminants like pesticides, industrial chemicals and arsenic. The poorest and most vulnerable Americans are more likely to drink this water, sometimes leading to illness and disease.

“Many Americans are unaware that there are areas throughout the United States where low-income families are living with limited access to clean drinking water,” said Lani Dolifka, co-founder, CEO and President of Watermill Express. “Through forming Clean Water Here, we’re dedicated to educating the public about clean water and sustainable alternatives.”

To raise awareness of clean water both in the United States and globally, Clean Water Here is launching a 2016 campaign called “1 Gallon Here Gives 1 Gallon There.” As part of this campaign, every time someone purchases a gallon of water at a participating Watermill Express location, they will be informed that Watermill Express will  donate a gallon of clean water on their behalf to a person in need in the developing world via World Vision.

World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization and the largest non-governmental provider of clean water in the developing world. The announcement of Watermill Express’ partnership was made at World Vision’s “Strong Women Strong World” event on December 4, 2015. At this event, World Vision also announced renowned philanthropic producer, David Clark would launch Water Now 2016 – a global clean water campaign in support of World Vision and UN-Water’s World Water Day.

Last year’s Water Now was the largest clean water social media campaign in history, generating a social media voice of more than 1 billion and featuring posts from celebrities and dignitaries. The public is encouraged to go to causeflash.org to lend their own social media voices to the global Water Now 2016 initiative, which again culminates on UN World Water Day (March 22, 2016).

For more information about Clean Water Here, visit cleanwaterhere.org or join the conversation on Twitter at #CleanWaterHere.

About Watermill Express:

Watermill Express is the largest drive-up pure drinking water company in the U.S. and the green alternative to prepackaged water. Watermill Express customers reuse their own clean containers to reduce pollution from single-use plastic water bottles. Founded in 1984, Watermill Express has supported numerous causes focused on children and families. For every 5 gallons of water purchased at participating locations, $0.01 will be donated to World Vision (the average cost to provide one person with clean water for 1 day) through 12/31/2016. For more information, visit watermillexpress.com.

About World Vision:

World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice. World Vision is the largest non-governmental provider of clean water in the developing world – reaching one new person with clean water every 30 seconds. For more information, visit worldvision.org or on Twitter @WorldVisionUSA.

About Clean Water Here:

Founded by Watermill Express and David Clark Cause, Clean Water Here promotes the need for clean, affordable drinking water in the United States. Research indicates that out-of-date plumbing, sometimes over 100 years old is delivering water through pipes that often leak contaminants into the water. In addition, old-fashioned water treatment facilities may not always address 21st-century contaminants like pesticides, industrial chemicals and arsenic.  So who is most likely to be drinking this water that is known to cause disease – the poorest and most vulnerable among us. Clean Water Here is dedicated to educating the public about sustainable alternatives for clean, affordable water. For more information visit cleanwaterhere.org.

RIO GRANDE VALLEY, Texas – November, 2015 – Watermill Express donates over 1,900 gallons of pure drinking water to H-E-B Feast of Sharing events throughout the Rio Grande Valley in 2015

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RIO GRANDE VALLEY, Texas – November, 2015 – Watermill Express, the nation’s largest drive-up pure drinking water and ice company, donated over 1,900 gallons of pure drinking water to H-E-B Feast of Sharing events throughout the Rio Grande Valley in 2015.

For 25 years, Watermill Express has proudly supported the H-E-B Feast of Sharing events in the Rio Grande Valley. The program offers a free Thanksgiving dinner along with a full day of entertainment for thousands of individuals in communities across Texas and Mexico. The H-E-B Feast of Sharing program was founded in 1989 and remains an important aspect of H-E-B’s Food Bank Assistance Program.

“The H-E-B Feast of Sharing events have grown in size and requests. We appreciate the extended partnership with Watermill Express. They not only serve the Rio Grande Valley but they also serve Laredo, Eagle Pass, and Del Rio,” said H-E-B Border Region Public Affairs Specialist Yvonne Loflin. “It has immensely satisfied many requests from our guests that cannot have soda in their diet. This has truly helped in serving the community. In the Border Region, H-E-B has ten Feast of Sharing events. Watermill Express now serves all ten events in a long standing partnership.”

Approximately 15,200 single-use plastic water bottles were kept out of local landfills due to Watermill Express’s participation in this event.

About Watermill Express:

Watermill Express is the largest drive-up pure drinking water company in the nation and the green alternative to prepackaged water. Watermill Express customers reuse their own clean containers to reduce pollution from single-use plastic water bottles. Ice is now available at select locations. Call 1-800-487-9643 for more information.

PEARLAND, Texas – November 21st, 2015 – Watermill Express provides water for the Shadow Creek Ranch Wobble Before You Gobble 5K

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PEARLAND, Texas – November 21st, 2015 – Watermill Express, the nation’s largest drive-up pure drinking water and ice company, provided water for the Shadow Creek Ranch Wobble Before You Gobble 5K.

Over 30 gallons of pure drinking water were handed out to approximately 150 participants.

The Wobble Before You Goble 5K encourages people to burn off excess calories during the holiday season.

“Thank you for making our first Wobble Before You Gobble such a success,” said Practice Manager Chandrakanth Vemula.

Approximately 240 single-use plastic water bottles were kept out of local landfills due to Watermill Express’s participation in this event.

About Watermill Express:

Watermill Express is the largest drive-up pure drinking water company in the nation and the green alternative to prepackaged water. Watermill Express customers reuse their own clean containers to reduce pollution from single-use plastic water bottles. Ice is now available at select locations. Call 1-800-487-9643 for more information.

HOUSTON, Texas – November 14th, 2015 – Watermill Express provides water for the 5th Annual Alex’s 5K Run/Walk & Kids’ K to Defeat Autism

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HOUSTON, Texas – November 14th, 2015 – Watermill Express, the nation’s largest drive-up pure drinking water and ice company, provided water for the 5th Annual Alex’s 5K Run/Walk & Kids’ K to Defeat Autism.

Over 80 gallons of pure drinking water and 50 pounds of Waterocks Ice® were handed out to approximately 400 participants.

The Alex 5K honors the life of Alex Jamrich who died unexpectedly one month short of his 18th birthday in 2010. Alex was autistic, and his death was likely due to complications associated with this disorder. Proceeds for this event go toward various Autism-related charities.

“Watermill Express was a key component in the success of the Fifth Alex’s 5K and Kid’s K Race,” said Alex’s 5K Event Organizer Lara Allen. “This company generously sponsored the water needed for race participant hydration, thus assisting over 400 runners for our event. The race committee and running community are truly grateful for the repeated sense of community and charity provided by Watermill Express.”

Approximately 640 single-use plastic water bottles were kept out of local landfills due to Watermill Express’s participation in this event.

About Watermill Express:

Watermill Express is the largest drive-up pure drinking water company in the nation and the green alternative to prepackaged water. Watermill Express customers reuse their own clean containers to reduce pollution from single-use plastic water bottles. Ice is now available at select locations. Call 1-800-487-9643 for more information.

HOUSTON, Texas – November 14th, 2015 – Watermill Express donates water and ice for the Zambia Orphan Run

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HOUSTON, Texas – November 14th, 2015 – Watermill Express, the nation’s largest drive-up pure drinking water and ice company, donated water and ice for the Zambia Orphan Run.

Over 50 gallons of pure drinking water and 40 pounds of Waterocks Ice® were handed out to approximately 300 participants.

The Zambia Orphan Run is a 4 mile run/walk to raise money to build a home in Zambia, Africa, for orphan children in extreme poverty. 100% of the proceeds from this event benefit Family Legacy Missions International, a 501(c)(3) organization that exists to connect American families with the orphaned and vulnerable children of Zambia to proclaim the gospel, transform lives, and rescue orphans.

“Watermill Express came out to help us at the Zambia Orphan Run in Houston on November 14th,” said Race Organizers Andrew and Graceann DeVlieger. “Amparo and her staff were wonderful to work with and helped make our event a huge success. They were all very professional and had a great attitude in volunteering to help us out. Their booth at our race was great and they helped ensure all of the runners were adequately hydrated at all points along the race course. We are thankful for their support and would definitely work with Watermill Express again.”

Approximately 400 single-use plastic water bottles were kept out of local landfills due to Watermill Express’s participation in this event.

About Watermill Express:

Watermill Express is the largest drive-up pure drinking water company in the nation and the green alternative to prepackaged water. Watermill Express customers reuse their own clean containers to reduce pollution from single-use plastic water bottles. Ice is now available at select locations. Call 1-800-487-9643 for more information.

HOUSTON, Texas – November 7th, 2015 – Watermill Express provides water for the Run For Health 5K to support the Anchor Point organization

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HOUSTON, Texas – November 7th, 2015 – Watermill Express, the nation’s largest drive-up pure drinking water and ice company, provided water for the Run For Health 5K to support the Anchor Point organization.

Over 150 gallons of pure drinking water were handed out to approximately 900 runners.

Anchor Point champions the future of children by educating and empowering. Through ministry, Anchor Point delivers hope to families including pregnant teens and women, babies on the way, troubled youth and their families, foster and adopted children, and families considering adoption.

“Thank you so much Watermill Express for suppling the two water stations with great tasting pure drinking water!” said Race Director David Sabot.

About Watermill Express:

Watermill Express is the largest drive-up pure drinking water company in the nation and the green alternative to prepackaged water. Watermill Express customers reuse their own clean containers to reduce pollution from single-use plastic water bottles. Ice is now available at select locations. Call 1-800-487-9643 for more information.

MISSION, Texas – October 3rd, 2015 – Watermill Express donates water for the 7th Annual Mission Pink Walk/Run sponsored by the Mission Regional Medical Center

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MISSION, Texas – October 3rd, 2015 – Watermill Express, the nation’s largest drive-up pure drinking water and ice company, donated water for the 7th Annual Mission Pink Walk/Run sponsored by the Mission Regional Medical Center.

Over 500 gallons of pure drinking water and 400 pounds of Waterocks Ice® were handed out to approximately 3,500 participants.

The annual Mission Pink Walk/Run supports local breast cancer awareness.

“We are very fortunate to have the support from Watermill Express as our Official Water Sponsor for our Annual MissionPink 5K for Breast Cancer Awareness”, said Mission Regional Medical Center Marketing Coordinator Evalyn Saenz. “We couldn’t do this without the full support from our sponsors. Watermill Express provided water for over 3500 registered participants at each of the 4 water stations. We are very appreciative of the continuous support from Watermill Express.”

Approximately 4,000 single-use plastic water bottles were kept out of local landfills due to Watermill Express’s participation in this event.

About Watermill Express:

Watermill Express is the largest drive-up pure drinking water company in the nation and the green alternative to prepackaged water. Watermill Express customers reuse their own clean containers to reduce pollution from single-use plastic water bottles. Ice is now available at select locations. Call 1-800-487-9643 for more information.

PHARR, Texas – Sept 29th, 2015 – Watermill Express donates water and ice for the 10th Anniversary Empty Bowls Luncheon and Silent Auction to benefit the Food Bank of the Rio Grande Valley

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PHARR, Texas – Sept 29th, 2015 – Watermill Express, the nation’s largest drive-up pure drinking water and ice company, donated water and ice for the 10th Anniversary Empty Bowls Luncheon and Silent Auction to benefit the Food Bank of the Rio Grande Valley.

Over 75 gallons of pure drinking water and 45 pounds of Waterocks Ice® were handed out to participants.

The Food Bank of the Rio Grande Valley is a champion to those organizations who focus on making food accessible to the Valley including supporting child feeding sites at Boys and Girls Clubs through the Kids Cafe program, Operation Kid Pack and Ronald McDonald Charities.

“It’s always great to be a part of such an amazing event, where members of our communities come out to support our Rio Grande Valley Food Bank,” said Watermill Express Marketing Manager Eloy Cuevas. “Watermill Express has been a partner with the food bank for the past twenty five years and continues to support our growing need of feeding those in need here at home.”

“Watermill Express continually shines as a great Food Bank RGV supporter,” said Food Bank of the Rio Grande Valley CEO Terri Drefke. “Eloy and his staff are always ready to help. We thank Watermill Express for their continued support of Empty Bowls.”

Approximately 600 single-use plastic water bottles were kept out of local landfills due to Watermill Express’s participation in this event.

About Watermill Express:

Watermill Express is the largest drive-up pure drinking water company in the nation and the green alternative to prepackaged water. Watermill Express customers reuse their own clean containers to reduce pollution from single-use plastic water bottles. Ice is now available at select locations. Call 1-800-487-9643 for more information.

DALLAS, Texas – September 27th, 2015 – Watermill Express provides water for the Fabulous Faith 5K Run sponsored by Fabulous Faith’s Foundation

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DALLAS, Texas – September 27th, 2015 – Watermill Express, the nation’s largest drive-up pure drinking water and ice company, donated water and ice for the Fabulous Faith 5K Run sponsored by Fabulous Faith’s Foundation.

Over 50 gallons of pure drinking water and 65 pounds of Waterocks Ice® were handed out to approximately 450 participants.

Fabulous Faith’s Foundation works to end the suffering caused by pediatric cancer by supporting cancer research, affected families, providers, and facilities, while promoting awareness and hope that a cure will be found.

“I just want to say thank you for doing a great job providing the water stations,” said Angela Callaway from Fabulous Faith’s Foundation. “Be assured that your role was important for the cause. I had several runner friends comment after the race about how nice the water stations looked.”

Approximately 400 single-use plastic water bottles were kept out of local landfills due to Watermill Express’s participation in this event.

About Watermill Express:

Watermill Express is the largest drive-up pure drinking water company in the nation and the green alternative to prepackaged water. Watermill Express customers reuse their own clean containers to reduce pollution from single-use plastic water bottles. Ice is now available at select locations. Call 1-800-487-9643 for more information.