Refill not landfill at Trowbridge
Thirsty visitors can now fill up reusable bottles with fresh tap water at County Hall in Trowbridge, thanks to a partnership initiative.
A new Wessex Water refill point has been installed at the Wiltshire Council headquarters, located to the right of the entrance just inside the atrium.
Directly linked up to plumbing in the building, the refill point is the first of many that will be rolled out across Wiltshire in partnership with the council as part of our mission to promote hydration and help customers avoid single-use plastics.
Cllr Philip Whitehead, leader of Wiltshire Council, officially opened the water station alongside our head of community engagement Kirsty Scarlett.
“This is a simple answer to helping people stay hydrated while avoiding single-use plastic bottles, which create clutter and are bad for the environment,” Cllr Whitehead said.
“It is the first of many venues where this partnership will be rolled out and is a positive step as we look to help the council and county be carbon neutral by 2030.
“We’re extremely grateful to Wessex Water for doing this for us.”
Kirsty said: “We’re really pleased to have installed the new water refill point at County Hall, and a big thanks to our supply team for making it possible.
“We are working with the council to provide more of them, making it easier for the Wiltshire community to tap into a healthier lifestyle and look after the environment.”
At the official opening, council experts were on hand to promote good-health messages and joined our community team in handing out refillable bottles.
Plastic takes up to 1,000 years to degrade in landfill. By using reusable containers, an average person can eliminate the need for 100 disposable plastic bottles per year.