Currently in the UK, we throw away 185 bottles every second!
What we've achieved so far...
All of our fountains are currently averaging 4,212 bottles per month in total
We're constantly being inspired to reduce the level of plastic we use and as a water company, we know we had a responsibility to offer our area plastic free solutions when they're on the go. We noticed how well the Water Bar went down, so what if we could do this all day, every day? The answer seemed simple - good old fashioned water fountains! And so began our mission of filling our supply area with free water for everyone to use whenever they fancied hydrating without hurting the bank account, or the planet.
Why we do it?
It's important that we provide the local people with new ways of refilling their bottles on the go, in fact we see it as our responsibility. We relish any opportunity we have to make everyone's lives that little bit easier and with free water we thought we'd do just that. We're lucky enough to have plenty of high quality drinking water and our fountains are a perfect way to help the younger generation appriciate good, old fashioned tap water.
Education on the value of water and link to wider sustainability issues
Reduced public consumption of resources through partnership
Research and innovation related to water use and societal wellbeing
Mentoring and employment for less privileged young people
Protecting & enhancing our natural environment
Additional support to customers most in need
Reduced consumption of single use plastic
Improved physical and mental wellbeing
Shaping policy and regional strategy in relation to water use
Reducing the social and environmental impact of our roadworks
Our partners for the water fountains