The only place you'll find water on the Seattle University campus is the sink. (AP photo/file)

Seattle University bans bottled water

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Some schools have banned junk food or soda, but one local university says no to bottled water.

The only place you'll find water on the Seattle University campus is the sink.

"It started a few years ago with several students who approached the university administration," explained Seattle University spokesman Casey Corr.

Corr said the university realized the energy used to make those plastic bottles is a waste and Seattle water is fine to drink.

He said Seattle University is the first in Washington state and one of just a handful nationwide to ban bottled water.

"Our Facebook account just lit up with praise from students and alumni and even students from other campuses from around the country," said Corr.

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