Zebra-shaped drinking fountain in New York City has been named after a group of water purveyors in the US who have been forced to stop watering their customers’ lawns due to water shortages.
The Zebra Fountain in Queens, New York, was recently named after the Water Project, a nonprofit group that has been trying to alleviate water scarcity in New Yorkers’ neighborhoods for years.
The fountain, which is a collaboration between Zebra Farms and the Water Projects, uses reclaimed water from the city’s wastewater treatment plant to make the water-filled fountain drinkable.
“We’re thrilled to have the Zebra fountain become the water fountain for the WaterProject,” said Zebra Foods CEO David Fischbach in a statement.
“We hope that by providing customers with this water-friendly fountain, we can also show the world that it is possible to do good and provide clean water for people in New England.”
Zebra Farms is a nonprofit that owns Zebra Dairy, which sells milk and cheese in the region.
The group is partnering with the Water project to help provide the water for the fountain.
“The WaterProject has been working tirelessly to alleviate the water crisis in New Hampshire and is grateful to the Zabernys for making the Zebarri water fountain a reality,” Water Project President John H. Brown said in a press release.
“It is an honor to have them join our team and partner with us to help bring this water to the people of New England in need.”