Two self-serve pumps have been put into operation on Montreal’s south shore.
The dispensers, originally made to produce jug-free windshield washer fluid, now provide a 70 per cent alcohol-based disinfectant.
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At a cost of $2.00 for 100 millilitres, customers can fill up their reusable containers with the liquid sanitizer.
“It works exactly like a fuel pump — there is not much difference,” said Pierre Néron, Cristal Innovation president and creator of the self-serve stations.
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“People come with everything from Tupperwares, jugs to Coke bottles.”
Néron says he got the idea after hearing about the shortage of hand sanitizer on the market.