Bristol Water Bar shortlisted for national award

Bristol Water’s Water Bar, which featured at several Bristol festivals last summer, has been shortlisted for Community Project of the Year at the National Water Industry Achievement Awards. 

Following on from the local success when the Bristol Water Bar picked up Environmental Innovation of the Year at the Bristol Post Environment Awards, the Bristol Initiative is now starting to be recognised nationally.

Since the Bristol Post recognised the major environmental impact the bar made last year the popularity of the innovation has gained mass appeal with more events across the region asking for an appearance from the water bar crew. Now the bar is starting to receive national recognition with its latest nomination for Community Project of the Year at the Water Industry Achievement Awards.

Alison Jennings, Head of Communications at Bristol Water, said “We had such amazing feedback from festival goers that we knew we had created something really worthwhile and special, so it’s great to have some national recognition for our initiative.”

As well as putting Bristol Water at the heart of community events, the water bar supports the Refill Bristol campaign. Bristol has a network of 200 free water stations where people can refill for free as an alternative to buying single use plastic water bottles.

Bristol Water is continuing to work in partnership with Refill Bristol and the water bar will be at Pride (9 July), Upfest (29-30 July) and the Balloon Fiesta (11-14 August).

The Water Industry Achievement Awards will be announced on 23 May 2017 in Birmingham.

27 February 2017

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