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« on: November 18, 2018, 08:59:46 pm »

I saw this at Guildford station today. I'm not sure if it's going to be a water fountain or an automatic water bottle refill point such as those available at Gatwick and probably other places too. During the warmer months I will be appreciating this facility.
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« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2018, 11:31:23 pm »

Went to Guildford again on Sunday. The covers are off. It's a bottle refill point. When it's warm I often carry a re-usable bottle of water with me. I had not known until earlier this year that there were many national outlets that would refill with tap water without question. Costa, Wetherspoons and others (No purchase required) https://refill.org.uk
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« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2018, 05:39:41 am »

They are surfacing at airports too in an attempt to cut down on the number of plastic bottles used and are being installed through the generosity of the water industry.

The one at Bristol Airport is on the left as you walk up the ramp which leads to Gate 26 (and others) but isn't restricted to passengers who have to board at Gate 26 or the other gates in that particular boarding area. At airports for obvious reasons they are behind the security clearance areas but may also be in the check-in area cos there is a sink installed before security for passengers to dispose of liquids and then take the empty plastic bottle through via the stout plastic trays with the rest of their possessions and refill with local tap water.

I know I've done it.
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« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2018, 10:07:17 am »

They are surfacing at airports too in an attempt to cut down on the number of plastic bottles used and are being installed through the generosity of the water industry.

I've also used one at Gatwick South terminal, upstairs between the Granary Store and World Duty Free. You can also refill an empty bottle in any catering outlet.
Are there water fountains after security?
Yes, we have water fountains available after security in both terminals and all our restaurants and bars will fill bottles for free.

There are probably others. It's ridiculous how much some airports charge for a bottle of water. At WH Smith it is cheaper to buy a Daily Telegraph which comes with a free bottle of water! You can then throw away the newspaper (in the recycling bin of course).
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« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2018, 11:28:48 am »

Went to Guildford again on Sunday. The covers are off. It's a bottle refill point. When it's warm I often carry a re-usable bottle of water with me. I had not known until earlier this year that there were many national outlets that would refill with tap water without question. Costa, Wetherspoons and others (No purchase required) https://refill.org.uk

Let's hope Wetherspoons water is better than their beer! 🙂
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« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2018, 09:41:35 pm »

Went to Guildford again on Sunday. The covers are off. It's a bottle refill point. When it's warm I often carry a re-usable bottle of water with me. I had not known until earlier this year that there were many national outlets that would refill with tap water without question. Costa, Wetherspoons and others (No purchase required) https://refill.org.uk

Let's hope Wetherspoons water is better than their beer! 🙂
OK, I'll bite. What have you got against Wetherspoons' beer? They usually have a range of real and craft ales, more recently adding BrewDog products. The BeeHive at Gatwick is in a great location for people-watching. What's not to like?
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