Water fountain sites identified as council joins war on single-use plastics

New water fountains in the heart of Winchester are close to becoming a reality as the city council joins the fight against single-use plastics.

Several city centre sites have been identified in a bid to reduce the use of disposable plastic drinking bottles and cups.

Locations could include Abbey Gardens, City Museum and Middle Brook Street car park. 

Winchester City Council Portfolio Holder for Environment, Cllr Jan Warwick, said:

“I am delighted that we are moving closer to installing water fountains in these locations that mean that visitors and residents in the city centre are never far away from somewhere to refill their bottles so they can stay hydrated and healthy.

“Environmentally, this has clear benefits and will help us in the fight to reduce the use of single-use plastics in Winchester.”