Sussex

Arundel turns on drinking fountain in tap water campaign

A West Sussex town has turned on a new drinking fountain as part of its campaign to persuade people to drink tap water rather than bottled water.

The fountain has been installed on the quay in Arundel for everyone to use.

Arundel Agenda 21, the community group behind the initiative, has also designed a reusable "collapsible water bag" for people to fill with water.

Spokeswoman Rita Godfrey said: "Plastic water bottles cause such waste and wildlife problems and are a rip-off."

She added: "More people are now turning back to tap water and we want to make healthy tap water freely available to everyone visiting our town."

The project has been supported by the South East of England Development Agency (SEEDA), West Sussex County Council, Arundel Town Council and Southern Water.

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