The London Drinking Fountain Fund has installed a new drinking fountain on Camberwell Green, Southwark, which was launched on Friday (23 November 2018).
The people of Camberwell are being helped to cut down on single-use plastic water bottles, with the addition of a new, free, public drinking water fountain on Camberwell Green. Cllr Richard Livingstone, Cabinet Member for environment, transport management and air quality joined Alice Chamberlain, Project Assistant from the #OneLess campaign, to top up their water bottles and launch the new fountain.
Cllr Richard Livingstone, Cabinet Member for environment, transport management and air quality, said: “We are excited to launch this, the first of our new drinking water fountains. We hope it will help local people to drink more water and move away from buying single-use plastics.”
This brings Southwark Council’s total number of drinking fountains to 38 and it is working to increase this offer.
The council is bringing this new drinking fountain to Camberwell, with help from the London Drinking Fountain Fund, which has been established by the Mayor of London and #OneLess, a campaign led by the Zoological Society of London, to reduce single-use plastic water bottles in the capital and tackle ocean plastic pollution.
The scheme will be adding a further drinking water to Southwark, at Guy’s Hospital.