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County Hall tap first of many in Wiltshire

October 9, 2019 2:25 PM
By WC (edited)

Visitors can fill up their bottles with water at County Hall in Trowbridge.

Wessex Water has provided the tap, which is directly linked to the WC plumbing, as part of the partnership bid to encourage people to avoid single-use plastics and promote hydration. Installation of the tap has taken many months.

This will be the first of many taps which will be rolled out across Wiltshire in partnership with Wiltshire Council as part of Wessex Water's Refill Not Landfill and Hydrate Feel Great initiatives.

Philip Whitehead, Wiltshire Council Leader, officially opened the new tap alongside Wessex Water's Head of Community Engagement Kirsty Scarlett today (9 October).

Cllr Whitehead said: "This is a simple answer to helping people stay hydrated while avoiding single-use plastic bottles which create clutter and are bad for the environment. Visitors and staff can use this water station which is straight from the source.

"This is the first of many venues where this partnership will be rolled out and is a positive step as we look to help the council and county be carbon neutral by 2030."

Wessex Water's Kirsty Scarlett said: "We're really pleased to install the new water refill point at County Hall.

"We're working with the council to provide more of them, making it easier for the Wiltshire community to tap into a healthier lifestyle and look after the environment."