A new network of drinking fountains and bottle-refill points is set to be rolled out across London – according to a report in the Guardian newspaper – in an effort to reduce the amount of waste created by single-use plastic.
Reminded me of a similar scheme launched in Bath back in 2012 – though we only managed one fountain across the road from Bath City College – and that was taken away.
The Bath scheme – l seem to remember – was a community-led project called Love Tap Water. It was set up by three women who thought this ‘city of waters’ should have drinking fountains so that tourists and residents alike could refresh themselves – without having to buy a plastic bottle full of water.
They were going to install ten ‘watering holes’ through Wessex Water – with the support of Sir James Dyson who was going to design a reusable stainless steel drinking bottle.
It never happened? Why?