Water Fountain Donation Program

We have launched an initiative to replace water fountains in county parks with upgraded bottle filler stations paid for with donations from the community. By replacing the existing 49 free-standing water fountains and 16 additional fountains attached to park buildings, park patrons will now have a convenient option to refill reusable water bottles.

An estimated 38 billion plastic water bottles end up in landfills each year in the USA. 

Help us make clean drinking water available to park patrons and their canine friends.

Each bottle filler station includes a standard-height fountain, another spigot that conforms with ADA standards, and an attached water bowl for pets.

Each free-standing fountain costs $4,200 and those attached to buildings are $3,625.

Donors may select the park location and fountain they wish to replace. 


In recognition of their participation and contribution, a 5” x 7” engraved plaque will be attached to the bottle filler station. Plaques will include the wording of the donor’s choice and company or organization logo may be included.   Donors must pay for the fountain in advance and the Department will arrange for ordering and installation. Donations may be tax deductible, but participants should consult with a tax-advisor for qualifications.

For more information about the bottle filler initiative contact John Marshall at jsmarshall@howardcountymd.gov.

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