Drinking water fountains fall into disrepair
It’s a sad state of affairs when we, the British public, do not have access to clean drinking water, even in places of activity and recreation such as public parks. Across the country, it has been reported that drinking water fountains have fallen into disrepair as a result of neglect from local authorities. During the study, carried out by he Children’s Food Campaign, who work to improve the health of young people, it was found that only 11% of the green spaces across the UK have drinking water fountains, and of these, generally only 2/3 of the units were dispensing.
The main concern of the charity was that children would be pushed to consume fizzy and sugary drinks in an attempt to quench their thirst, instead of picking a healthier, complimentary option. With so much emphasis on fighting child obesity, and cutting down on heart disease in the future, how are the Powers That Be helping?
What are your views on this? Does your local park provide fountains for your children to drink from, or are you persuaded to let them indulge in unhealthier options? Maybe you’re a local councillor, fighting for the renovation of these units, and are struggling to get support. Whatever your position, we’d love to hear from you.
If you’d like any information about getting one of your own drinking water fountains, please do get in touch and one of our team will happy to answer your questions.