Agenda item

Drinking Fountains - Delivering Additional Water Refill Points in the City's Public Realm

Report of the Director of the Built Environment.


The Committee received a report of the Director of the Built Environment which provided an update on plans to install additional water refill points in the City’s public realm. A paper providing 19 potential locations for the water refill points was tabled.


The Director of Transportation and Public Realm advised that two water refill points had been installed within the Aldgate area, and consideration was being given to installing eight further sites from the list of locations tabled before Members.


In response to a Member’s query on measuring success, the Director of Transportation and Public Realm advised that this was a challenge, but they could look at sales of single use plastic water bottles, and the number of water bottles collected through street cleaning and refuse collection. The Director added that they recognised the importance of advertising this campaign and would utilise the media to publicise it effectively.


A Member explained that within the City, there was a footway plaque in Poultry relating to the Great Conduit which provided water to the City for the first time and asked officers to look into the feasibility of a water refill point being installed at this location.


RESOLVED – That the Committee note the report.

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