McALLEN, Texas – June 17th, 2016 – Watermill Express, along with Make-A-Wish® Rio Grande Valley, presented winners of the First Annual Watermill Express Young Entrepreneurs Business Contest – Guppy Tank

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McALLEN, Texas – June 17th, 2016 – Watermill Express, the nation’s largest drive-up pure drinking water and ice company, along with Make-A-Wish® Rio Grande Valley, presented winners of the First Annual Watermill Express Young Entrepreneurs Business Contest – Guppy Tank.

Five young entrepreneurs between the ages of 8-13 pitched their business ideas before a panel of judges for a chance to win $1,400 in cash prizes to start their own business. The First Place winner was Isabella Garcia from Harlingen, Texas for her idea of “Kids Live”, a way for kids to stay active and healthy by participating in group activities at a local park. The Second Prize winner was Cristian Rivera from Harlingen, Texas for his idea of “Just Imagine” a place where kids could use their creativity to create new ideas using building bricks.

“It was fun to see all of the great ideas these children were able to come up with”, said Tim Smith, Chief Meteorologist –KRGV 5 and judge. “The Guppy Tank gives children a great opportunity to show what they can do. Thanks to Watermill Express for championing this new competition which will benefit countless young people in the years to come while also helping Make-A-Wish® Rio Grande Valley. Well done!”

In addition to recognizing the entrepreneurial spirit of Valley youth, Watermill Express presented a check for $2,500 to Make-A-Wish® Rio Grande Valley to help make a wish come true for a child in the RGV. Make-A-Wish has changed the lives of children with life-threatening conditions by granting their “wishes” and positively impacting the child and their families.

“We are so pleased to be a partner with Watermill Express!” said Make-A-Wish® Rio Grande Valley’s Executive Director, Ava Sandlin. “Their latest, creative way of giving back to the community was such a great match with Make-A-Wish. The Guppy Tank was a means of giving hope and teaching young entrepreneurs how to plan for the future. We look forward to continuing our long term relationship with our wonderful friends from Watermill Express making a difference for our brave little heroes.”

Inter National Bank provided a meeting facility for the Guppy Tank presentations which was judged by Ava Sandlin Executive Director of Make-A-Wish® Rio Grande Valley, Tim Smith, Chief Meteorologist –KRGV 5, Chris Gonzales-President & CEO of the Harlingen Chamber of Commerce, Tracy Gerdes at Simply Divine/ board member of Make-A-Wish® Rio Grande Valley, Eloy Cuevas, RGV Marketing Manager and Lani Dolifka, President & CEO of Watermill Express.

Congratulations to the following winners of the First Annual Watermill Express Young Entrepreneurs Business Contest – Guppy Tank:

First Prize:                          Isabella Garcia
Second Place:                   Cristian Rivera
Finalist:                               Andrick Garcia
Finalist:                               Kendra Hernandez/Madison Meyers
Finalist:                               Josiah Ramos/Karla Rivera/Sidni Wentz

About Watermill Express:

Watermill Express is the largest drive-up pure drinking water and ice 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. Waterocks® Ice is now available at select locations. Call 1-800-487-9643 for more information.

LA PORTE, Texas – July 11th-13th, 2016 – Watermill Express provides water and ice for the Life Kids Summer Camp

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LA PORTE, Texas – July 11th-13th, 2016 – Watermill Express, the nation’s largest drive-up pure drinking water and ice company, donated water and ice for the Life Kids Summer Camp.

Over 140 gallons of pure drinking water and 300 pounds of Waterocks® Ice were handed out to participants.

Life Kids Summer Camp provides children the opportunity to share their faith.

“We really appreciate Watermill Express’ participation in our Summer Camp,” said Life Kids Summer Camp Executive Pastor Glen Harding. “The water was fantastic.”

Approximately 1120 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 and ice 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.  Waterocks® Ice is now available at select locations.  Call 1-800-487-9643 for more information.

AMARILLO, Texas – July 1st, 2016 – Watermill Express provides water for Explode! A Star Spangled Celebration of Science at The Don Harrington Discovery Center

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AMARILLO, Texas – July 1st, 2016 – Watermill Express, the nation’s largest drive-up pure drinking water and ice company, provided water for Explode! A Star Spangled Celebration of Science at The Don Harrington Discovery Center.

Over five gallons of pure drinking water were handed out to participants.

The Don Harrington Discovery Center makes science exciting, relevant and interesting to all types of learners by providing interactive exhibits and programs that actively engage children, adolescents and their families.

“We loved having Watermill Express here,” said Don Harrington Discovery Center Marketing Manager Sarah Silva. “The kids always seem to love your water gun game. I know we had twice as many in attendance than we did the previous year, so thank you for bearing with us and being so kind with people. It is a testament to how you run your business, and I’m sure I’m not the only one who sees that. We hope to have you join us again soon. You are always welcome at our family events.”

Approximately 40 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 and ice 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.  Waterocks® Ice is now available at select locations.  Call 1-800-487-9643 for more information.

HOUSTON, Texas – June 18th, 2016 – Watermill Express donates water for the 2016 Dad’s Day 5K Run

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HOUSTON, Texas – June 18th, 2016 – Watermill Express, the nation’s largest drive-up pure drinking water and ice company, donated water for the 2016 Dad’s Day 5K Run.

Over 200 gallons of pure drinking water were handed out to participants.

The Dad’s Day 5K Run was founded in 1990 by five men who had been treated for prostate cancer. The race is hosted by the Tex US TOO, the Houston Chapter of Us Too International, the international grassroots, registered 501(c)(3) non-profit prostate cancer education and support network. There are 320 support group chapters worldwide, providing men and their families with free information, materials and peer-to-peer support so they can make informed choices about detection, treatment options and coping with ongoing survivorship.

“Watermill’s support of the Tex US TOO’s Dad’s Day event held every year on the day before Father’s Day has been essential to its success,” said Tex US TOO, Inc.’s Jim Brandt. “Our participants benefit from the water provided both in its quality and its availability in sufficient quantity. Watermill’s representatives are helpful in many respects and their cooperation with our staff and participants is deeply appreciated. Thank you Watermill!”

Approximately 1,200 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 and ice 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. Waterocks® Ice is now available at select locations. Call 1-800-487-9643 for more information.

HOUSTON, Texas – June 18th, 2016 – Watermill Express provides water and ice for the World Refugee Day Houston Reception and Nonprofit Fair

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HOUSTON, Texas – June 18th, 2016 – Watermill Express, the nation’s largest drive-up pure drinking water and ice company, provided water and ice for the World Refugee Day Houston Reception and Nonprofit Fair.

Over 50 gallons of pure drinking water and 20 pounds of Waterocks® Ice were handed out to participants.

Since 2003, the Houston Refugee Consortium has honored refugees at the annual World Refugee Day event which is hosted in partnership with the City of Houston, UNHCR, and many community partners. The Houston Refugee Consortium is a partnership of seven organizations serving refugees in Houston; the Alliance for Multicultural Community Services, Bilingual Education Institute, Catholic Charities of Galveston-Houston, Houston Community College, Interfaith Ministries, Refugee Services of Texas and YMCA International Services.

“Watermill Express not only provided pure drinking water for the attendees of our event, but also hard-working, friendly and fun staff members that worked from the beginning to the very end of the event, helping World Refugee Day Houston 2016 be a success,” said Refugee Services of Texas Development VISTA Veronika Fournier. “Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!”

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 and ice 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.  Waterocks® Ice is now available at select locations.  Call 1-800-487-9643 for more information.

HOUSTON, Texas – May 28th, 2016 – Watermill Express provides water and ice for the annual American Red Cross Day of the Child event

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HOUSTON, Texas – May 28th, 2016 – Watermill Express, the nation’s largest drive-up pure drinking water and ice company, provided water and ice for the annual American Red Cross Day of the Child event.

Over 60 gallons of pure drinking water and 80 pounds of Waterocks® Ice were handed out to participants.

Day of the Child is celebrated across the country and designed to honor children, who represent the hopes and dreams of every community.

Day of the Child Community Relations Specialist Francisca Pesina said, “Thanks so much Watermill for the great ice water.”

Approximately 480 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 and ice 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.  Waterocks® Ice is now available at select locations.  Call 1-800-487-9643 for more information.

BRIGHTON, Colorado – May 19th, 2016 – Watermill Express donates water and ice for the First Annual Taste of Adams County

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BRIGHTON, Colorado – May 19th, 2016 – Watermill Express, the nation’s largest drive-up pure drinking water and ice company, donated water and ice for the First Annual Taste of Adams County.

Over 25 gallons of pure drinking water and 80 pounds of Waterocks® Ice were handed out to participants.

The Taste of Adams County is a family-friendly culinary festival complete with food, beverages and prizes that highlights the wide variety of options in Adam’s County Colorado.

“We appreciate Watermill Express and their generous contributions to making our event a success,” said Greater Brighton Chamber of Commerce President Holly Hansen. “We know that our attendees were thankful for Watermill’s cool, great-tasting water to help chase down the fantastic food offerings at the Taste of Adams County. We are personally very thankful for the many ways that Watermill Express contributes to the Greater Brighton community, and their support for the Chamber.”

Approximately 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 and ice 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.  Waterocks® Ice is now available at select locations.  Call 1-800-487-9643 for more information.

HOUSTON, Texas – May 14th, 2016 – Watermill Express provides pure drinking water for the City of Houston’s monthly citizenship & immigration forum

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HOUSTON, Texas – May 14th, 2016 – Watermill Express, the nation’s largest drive-up pure drinking water and ice company, provided pure drinking water for the City of Houston’s monthly citizenship & immigration forum.

Over 25 gallons of pure drinking water were handed out to participants.

The City of Houston’s monthly citizenship & immigration forum provides free, one-on-one citizenship application assistance and legal consultations with immigration attorneys.

“We want to thank Watermill Express for providing water for volunteers and the public at our events”, said City of Houston Manager for Immigrant and Refugee Issues Benito Juarez. “Your collaboration has been an importation contribution to the success of our programs, not only because it is fresh water being provided for 150-200 people, but also because it is done with care for our environment.”

Approximately 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 and ice 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.  Waterocks® Ice is now available at select locations.  Call 1-800-487-9643 for more information.

HOUSTON, Texas – May 1st, 2016 – Watermill Express donates water for the 2016 Walk to END Lupus NOW & 5k Run

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HOUSTON, Texas – May 1st, 2016 – Watermill Express, the nation’s largest drive-up pure drinking water and ice company, donated water for the 2016 Walk to END Lupus NOW & 5k Run.

Over 160 gallons of pure drinking water were handed out to participants.

Walk to END Lupus NOW & 5k Run is the Lupus Foundation of America, Texas Gulf Coast Chapter’s annual walk/run fundraiser. Proceeds from this event support programs such as education and outreach, direct services, research and overall support of the lupus community in the Texas Gulf Coast Region.

Approximately 1,280 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 and ice 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.  Waterocks® Ice is now available at select locations.  Call 1-800-487-9643 for more information.

HOUSTON, Texas – April 30th, 2016 – Watermill Express provides water for the YMCA Sprint for Spring event benefiting the Weekly Family YMCA

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HOUSTON, Texas – April 30th, 2016 – Watermill Express, the nation’s largest drive-up pure drinking water and ice company, provided water for the YMCA Sprint for Spring event benefiting the Weekly Family YMCA.

Over 100 gallons of pure drinking water were handed out to participants.

The Weekly Family YMCA is a leader in providing services that enrich the lives of children and families, offering early childhood and youth developmental programs, child care, health and wellness services, programs for seniors, job training and more, while offering need-based financial assistance.

Approximately 800 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 and ice 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.  Waterocks® Ice is now available at select locations.  Call 1-800-487-9643 for more information.