As the heatwave continued across the south of the UK, London Mayor Sadiq Khan teamed up with Thames Water to install more than a hundred new water fountains in busy areas of the city.
These new fountains can be found outside stations, in parks and in shopping centres and they are pretty hard to miss. All the fountain locations can be found here.
The Mayor reported that across London’s water points more than 730,000 litres have been dispensed so far, equivalent to more than 1.4 million single-use plastic bottles. According to the Mayor’s Office, London’s top three water fountains are: Camden High Street, dispensing 227 litres a day, Mountsfield Park in Catford with 177 litres a day and Russell Square with 122 litres a day.
More than 730,000 litres have been dispensed so far, equivalent to more than 1.4 million single-use plastic bottles.
The new water points are part of Sadiq’s continued efforts to reduce single-use plastic in the capital. According to the Greater London Authority, the average London adult buys more than three plastic water bottles every week, a massive 175 bottles every year per person.
The Mayor’s Office has invited London boroughs and public and private land owners to apply to host one of the new fountains. If they want one, they’ll foot the bill and take care of all the maintenance for at least 25 years.