Epsom & Ewell Borough Council has installed drinking water stations providing clean and safe drinking water in seven locations, in a bid to reduce single-use plastic waste.
The new water stations are installed in:
Councillor Alex Coley, Chair of the Council’s Community and Wellbeing Committee, said “as we embrace Plastic Free July, these new stations are our small contribution towards reducing the amount of damage we are doing to our planet.
"If people stop and think about the environmental impact caused by the delivery of bottled water to shops and the amount of single use plastic bottles in use, you realise how crazy and unsustainable it is.
“By making a simple change like refilling your own water bottle, you are reducing your carbon footprint and supporting the fight against climate change and global warming”.
The six stations have been funded under the Community Infrastructure Levy.
Plastic Free July is a global initiative of the Plastic Free Foundation and their work towards a vision of seeing a world free of plastic waste. Details here: www.plasticfreejuly.org
The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is a levy placed on developers to enhance local infrastructure. Spending on a portion of CIL (the Neighbourhood scheme) is nominated by the local community – details on the council website
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