#OneLess and the Mayor of London announce new drinking water fountains across London in the fight against ocean plastic
Today (28 August 2018) the Mayor of London, the #OneLess campaign and MIW Water Cooler Experts announce the installation of three new public drinking water fountains; two in one of the country’s busiest train stations, Liverpool Street, and one in Heart of Valentines Park in Redbridge. These fountains form part of a network of initially 20 fountains, which are being installed across London over the coming weeks, with further plans to install more before the end of the year. With this summer being one of the hottest on record, these new public fountains will make it easier for Londoners to keep hydrated on the go without using single-use plastic water bottles, which could end up in the River Thames or our ocean.
The 20 fountains will go to sites through the London Drinking Fountain Fund, which was set up by #OneLess earlier this year. The sites are a mixture of busy shopping areas, business districts, universities, public visitor attractions, transport hubs, community spaces and public parks. They range from iconic, high footfall areas such as Windrush Square Brixton, the Natural History Museum, and the Horniman Museum and Gardens; to local community areas, such as Camberwell Green, North Acton Station Square, Bexleyheath Town Centre, and Paddington Recreation Ground.
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