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Bottled Water Policy

In May 2017, The University Council and President Pribbenow approved the following Bottled Water Policy:

Augsburg will use already available local tap water and eliminate the sale, reimbursement, and provision of bottled water on campus. This policy aims to reduce waste and greenhouse gas emissions and supports the provision of water as a human right and not a commodity. (Full Policy)

What does this mean?

Augsburg will launch a Take Back the Tap campaign and join over 70 other colleges and universities who are committed to reducing or eliminating bottled water. The Environmental Stewardship Committee looks forward to working with students, staff, and faculty to determine how to best implement this policy across campus over the coming years.

Stay tuned for more information on what’s happening! To get involved or share your ideas, email us at

In the meantime, learn more about the water coming through our pipes and see how the City of Minneapolis is promoting tap water across town!