Yesterday I went to the opening of a water fountain. When it comes to openings, it´s not the most rock and roll I´ve been to, I admit!
But it is exciting, as visitors to Bristol’s Millennium Square can now ‘Tap into Bristol’ and drink at a free drinking fountain that Bristol Water have installed, to celebrate Bristol 2015 European Green Capital year.
People are encouraged to bring re-usable bottles and use the free water supply during their city summer outings in order to reduce plastic waste and litter – and save money.
Typical Bristol fashion, it looks cool. There´s huge art work surrounding it by Jody @Digital-Fire so it can´t be missed. There´s also a fancy porthole to show the underground infrastructure. Not sure about you, but I don´t think about what´s going on under the ground when I turn on the tap… it makes a nice change to see some of the workings.
On Bristol Water site they say:
We Brits spend about £1.5 billion on bottled water every year and send the equivalent of about 15 million bottles to landfill each day. Water that comes from UK taps is the most stringently tested in the world, it undergoes daily rigorous inspection to check its quality whilst bottle water only gets checked monthly at source. From a health, price and environment perspective, tap water is just better.
Looking at those facts and figures I can´t believe I was always buying bottles of water… If for no other reason, fill up to save yourself some money! I have bought a few reusable water bottles over the last 6 years as I´ve lost a couple, but I have spent NO WHERE near what I use to spend on water . This bottle I´ve manged to not lose in 6 country’s, so I´m getting better!
Bristol Water are monitoring the usage of the fountain (with a water meter) if it´s used enough they may be others installed across the city…. So get on down there, have a quick drink, or fill up for free and ‘Tap into Bristol’ !
For more information go to Bristol Waters website Bristol Water Millennium Square – drinking fountain