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There Is Nothing Suggestive About London’s New Public Water Fountains

Gutters are for collecting water, so get your mind out of there

London installs 50 free drinking water fountains on word of Mayor of London Sadiq Khan to cut back on plastic waste and encourage refillable water bottles Luke Garratt/Greater London Authority

London announces location of 50 new water fountains

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan’s plan to bring more free public drinking water to London has begun, with 50 new water fountains set to be installed across the capital this week. Largely located near London underground stations, the fountains are connected to the mains, designed to withstand “temperatures and all weathers,” and definitely not designed in a way that incites comparison to anything suggestive whatsoever. These first 50 are part of an initiative to bring in at least 100 by 2020, with a 25-year maintenance agreement from Thames Water; Boris Johnson announced a similar initiative in 2008, but failed to deliver after being sidetracked by, uh, probably smoked fish. With the promise of spreading the fountains even further across the capital, this longterm, uncomplicated public good is certainly something to get behind. No, not like that. [Guardian]

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