Water Fountains (3)

Questions to the Mayor of London – answered on 13th September 2019.

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Photo of Andrew Boff Andrew Boff Conservative

What sponsorship opportunities have you investigated for the new water fountains?

Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Mayor of London

Different funding models, including sponsorship opportunities, were explored, however a partnership with UK’s largest water and wastewater services provider, Thames Water, who supply water to the majority of Greater London, was deemed to be the most effective option for delivering the water fountains programme.

As London’s main water supplier, the programme can leverage their expertise in procuring assets, assessing site feasibility and securing efficient and timely installation of the fountains, including their connection to the water supply and drainage networks.

Thames Water also agreed to match our £2.5m funding, providing a £5m fund to create a network of new drinking fountains. Furthermore, Thames Water committed to own the water fountain assets and fund the long-term maintenance and cleaning of the fountains for at least 25 years (estimate value of this is £15m).