Built Environment - Healthy Beverage Initiative title banner

The UC Healthy Beverage Initiative (HBI) aims to improve access to tap water as a healthy alternative to sugar sweetened beverages (SSBs) and provide the opportunity for UC campuses to create Healthy Beverage Zones and to educate about the health risks of sugar sweetened-beverages (SSBs).  The initiative also includes an evaluation of the facilitators and barriers of moving towards an expansion of Healthy Beverage Zones.

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  1. Provide access to tap water through installation of tap water bottle refillers, hydration stations, and water access signage
  2. Conduct  campus assessment of the beverage environment and stakeholder engagement and launch efforts to understand the ability to create or expand Healthy Beverage Zones
Hydration Stations Locations banner

In accordance with the recent state guidelines for higher education, all 255 traditional drinking fountains on the main campus will be unavailable for public use. Facilities Services (FS) and Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S) are partnering to bag all fountains and will place out of order signs on each location.

UCR's 44 Hydration stations will remain available for use and can be found by using the map, here. The stations can be located by zooming in on the Hand Sanitizer & Water Refill Stations map and finding the blue water icons. For questions regarding these new guidelines, contact us at (951) 827-4214 /

Healthy Beverage Initiative - Educational Posters banner
Riverside Tap Water is Safe Drink More Water Riverside Tap Water is Safe and Drinkable Water You Thinking UCR Water is Safe
Did You Know Don't Stress Our Water is Best Say Yes to Water UCR Tap Water How Safe Is It Ground Water
Healthy Beverage Initiative - Project Team subtitle banner
Ann Cheney

Dr. Anne Cheney
Faculty Co-Lead

Assistant Professor
Center for Healthy Communities
School of Medicine

Built Environment member - Rich Yueh

Rich Yueh
Faculty Co-Lead

Assistant Professor of Teaching
Information Systems, School of Business

Julie Chobdee

Julie Chobdee
Staff Co-Lead

Wellness Program Coordinator
Human Resources

Built Environment member - Lauren Green

Lauren Green
Staff Co-Lead

Administrative Assistant
Transportation and Parking