Water Fountains (5)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2019-09-12
Session date: 
September 12, 2019
Reference: 
2019/17493
Question By: 
Susan Hall
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

How will you be funding water fountains in areas outside the Thames Water supply area?

Answer

Water Fountains (5)

Water Fountains (5)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I believe that all Londoners should have access to free drinking water when on-the-go, and that drinking fountains should provide a critical part of achieving this ambition

In order to ensure London-wide coverage, my Deputy Mayor for Environment and Energy has contacted all the water companies that provide water to Londoners in addition to Thames Water. These are Essex and Suffolk Water, SES Water and Affinity Water. She has asked each water company if they would be willing work with me to provide water fountains for public use in the areas where they provide water to Greater London.

SES Water have responded stating their support of this initiative and willingness to work with the GLA to install drinking fountains and connect them to their water supply network. My officers are planning a meeting with SES Water to discuss forming the partnership and develop a project plan to deliver water fountains within their water supply area.

I will continue to push the other water companies to follow suit.