FILE – In this Dec. 9, 2009 file photo, bottled water sits on the shelf in Montpelier, Vt. The University of Vermont is banning the sale of bottled water starting next year, with plans to convert campus water fountains to bottle filling stations. The announcement, driven by a student campaign that promotes recycling, coincides with another university decision to end its 10-year beverage contract with Coca-Cola on July 1. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot, File)
Public buildings across Illinois will soon be required to have water bottle filling stations. The legislation takes effect January 1st after passing in both the state House and Senate. Buildings with an occupancy of over 100 people or that are five-thousand square-feet or larger will be required to make the change. This comes in addition to an existing state law that requires water fountains in public buildings.