London Mayor Plans Public Drinking Fountain Expansion

The mayor is currently exploring installation costs

London mayor plans public drinking water fountains

London’s mayor, Sadiq Khan, announced Nov. 4 plans to expand public drinking water fountains. Additionally, the mayor proposed regulations requiring London businesses to provide tap water to their patrons.

The plan comes in response to environmental concerns. According to the New York Times, Britain uses 35 million plastic water bottles a day and out of that number approximately 16 million are not being recycled. The mayor’s initiative is an attempt to reduce the number of plastic water bottles in landfills.

A spokesperson for Mayor Sadiq Khan said, "the mayor wants to see a reduction in the amount of single-use plastic bottles and cups across the capital." Currently, the Khan and his team are exploring the installation costs for this new project.

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