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Students stay hydrated while helping the Earth

A Tyler school is doing their part to help the Earth by reducing the amount of plastic water bottles they use.

How? By using hydration stations.

The students of Moore Middle School are hydrating a little different this year.

"I saw them and I was like what are these first of all and so I tried it out and it turned out to be really convenient," says 8th grader, Andrew Thompkins.

The water is really cold. It's better than just the regular water fountain, so it just taste better," says Daniel Nick.

The hydration stations were introduced to the students on the first day of school.

"I use it all the time. I use maybe three times a day," says 8th grader, Sara Skrocki.

The number of plastic bottles saved is already adding up. In about a month, students have saved about 8,000 plastic water bottles from landfills.

"It's brought a sensitivity to the environment because 8,000 plastic bottles, I mean that would probably fill up a large trash can container," says Principal, Claude Lane.

"That's really cool that we're saving that many water bottles, that's a lot," says Thompkins.

Moore Middle School has 5 hydration stations installed throughout the school.

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