Stay Hydrated! LAX Has Water Bottle Refill Stations Throughout the Airport

06/05/2018 02:45 PM

Guests can refill water bottles in terminals throughout LAX.
For Immediate Release:
June 5, 2018

Frederick Badlissi
(424) 646-5260
LAX has water bottle refill stations located after TSA security screening in Terminals 1, 3, 4 through 8, and Tom Bradley International Terminal (Terminal B).
(Los Angeles, CA) With the busy summer travel season - and the temperatures that come with it - right around the corner, it is more important than ever to stay hydrated. On World Environment Day, Los Angeles World Airport (LAWA) officials want to remind guests about the many water refills stations located throughout Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).

"LAX is committed to protecting the environment and helping our guests do the same," said Samantha Bricker, Deputy Executive Director for Environmental Programs, LAWA. "Our water bottle refill stations are both environmentally and pocketbook friendly, and we encourage our guests to bring their empty bottles to fill once they get through security."

In 2016, research showed that more than 480 billion plastic drinking bottles were sold across the world, with many of those bottles ending up in landfills or the world's oceans. One of the ways that waste can be minimized is to reduce purchases of one-time use containers, or to use a refillable bottle instead. 

In light of the billions of disposable water bottles sold and discarded around the world, LAWA is doing its part by helping reduce plastic waste. Refill stations also help conserve water by reducing reliance on sources of imported bottled water, with an added benefit of reducing the amount of energy used to transport that bottled water across great distances.

Water conservation is just one aspect of how LAWA operates LAX and Van Nuys airports in ways that are sustainable and environmentally sensitive. For more information regarding how it reduces air pollutant emissions, utilizes alternative fuel, recycles construction debris and more, visit our Sustainability website and download our most recent Sustainability Report.

About Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)
LAX, the fifth busiest airport in the world and second in the United States, was named in Skytrax’ 2018 top 10 U.S. airports. LAX served more than 84.56 million passengers in 2017 and offers 737 daily nonstop flights to 100 cities in the U.S. and 1,386 weekly nonstop flights to 88 cities in 44 countries on 73 commercial air carriers.  LAX ranks 14th in the world and fifth in the U.S. in air cargo tonnage processed, with more than 2.2 million tons of air cargo valued at over $101.4 billion.  LAX handled 700,362 operations (landings and takeoffs) in 2017.

An economic study based on 2014 operations reported LAX generated 620,600 jobs in Southern California with labor income of $37.3 billion and economic output (business revenues) of more than $126.6 billion. This activity added $6.2 billion to local and state revenues and $8.7 billion in federal tax revenues.  The study also reported that LAX’s ongoing capital-improvement program creates an additional 121,640 annual jobs with labor income of $7.6 billion and economic output of $20.3 billion, $966 million in state and local taxes, and $1.6 billion in federal tax revenues.

LAX is also the second most popular airport in the world to appear on Instagram according to LAX is part of a system of two Southern California airports – along with Van Nuys general aviation – that are owned and operated by Los Angeles World Airports, a proprietary department of the City of Los Angeles that receives no funding from the City’s general fund.

For more information about LAX, please visit or follow on Twitter @flyLAXAirport, on Facebook at, and on YouTube at Information about LAX’s ongoing multi-billion-dollar LAX Modernization Program, as well as tips and shortcuts to help navigate LAX during construction, are available at  

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