Drinking water fountains

In the UK, 16 million plastic water bottles end up in landfill, rivers and oceans every single day - this is so unnecessary. 

London’s tap water is world-class. It performs strongly in taste tests, has more quality tests, and it’s much better value than bottled water.

We’re committed to creating a better future for London, and our planet, by making tap water more accessible, which is why we’re working with the Mayor of London to roll out 100 new drinking water fountains across the Capital. It’s the biggest single-use plastic reduction initiative of any UK city!

We’re aiming to install two fountains a week over the next 12 months, with one in almost every London borough. Each fountain is topped with a distinctive blue water droplet and they're open all hours, so you can join the refill revolution by carrying a reusable bottle and filling it up whenever you see a fountain.

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Six reasons to top up with Thames Water  1. Our oceans - Every second, around 185 single-use plastic bottles end up in landfill, river and oceans across the UK. If we carry on like this, there’ll be more plastic in the ocean than fish by 2050. 2. Our planet - Producing and transporting one litre of bottled water creates 500 times more CO2 than tap water. 3. Taste - In blind taste tests, most people can’t tell the difference between tap and bottled, with tap even topping some tests. 4. Quality - We run half a million tests every year to maintain our world-class water, much more than the tests on bottled water. 5. Your Health - Our tap water contains naturally occurring minerals like magnesium and calcium – which are good for your heart and bones. 6. Your wallet - Bottled water is around 500 times more expensive than tap water - save yourself some pennies and refill for free!

Learn about how we've built our fountains and how we'll maintain them over on our community blog.

Did you know?

We supported RideLondon by making our world-class tap water freely available to everyone on the day - saving around 65,000 single-use plastic water bottles!