As part of the award-winning ReFill campaign, South West Water is taking further steps to make tap water more freely available, helping to reduce litter from single-use plastic bottles and keep people healthy and hydrated when out and about. To mark the launch of National ReFill Day tomorrow (Wednesday 19 June), South West Water and Recycle Devon will be at Princess Hay Square in Exeter from 10am to 6pm to offer free tap water refills from a South West Water ’hydration station’. As well as offering the chance to learn more about the campaign, South West Water will be giving away some stainless steel refillable bottles to a few lucky refill users throughout the day.
Refill: Thames Water: 100 public water fountains to be installed across London
Resource: ‘100 drinking water fountains are set to be installed across busy areas of London in a bid to reduce single-use plastic waste, thanks to a new contract between MIW Water Cooler Experts, Thames Water and the Mayor of London. The fountains will be made by drinking fountain manufacturer Elkay out of rust-proof, high-quality, marine-grade stainless steel, with built-in freeze protection to ensure that they are operational throughout the colder winter months.
Bottle refill station supplier MIW has pledged to service and maintain the water fountains for a minimum of 25 years as part of its contractual obligations.
This announcement comes as part of Thames Water’s commitment to reducing single-use plastic waste by promoting tap water over plastic bottles. With the average adult in London buying more than three plastic water bottles every week, totalling 7.7 billion plastic bottles bought across the UK each year, Thames Water’s #taptasticnotplastic campaign seeks to encourage the public to make the switch to reusable bottles.
Steve Spencer, Chief Operating Officer at Thames Water, said: “London’s tap water is world class and we’re celebrating this by building a network of water fountains so it’s even more accessible to people on the move.’ Click here to read more