Water Fountains (2)

Questions to the Mayor of London – answered on 24th May 2022.

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Photo of Leonie Cooper Leonie Cooper Labour

How many water fountains have been installed in Merton, as part of your installation programme?

Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Mayor of London

To help Londoners ditch single-use plastic bottles and reduce plastic waste, I partnered with Thames Water to install over 100 fountains across busy areas of London. Although this programme was suspended during the COVID-19 lockdown all previously installed water fountains have now been reopened and new installations have recommenced.

I invited applications to host a fountain from all Londoners, including London boroughs, other public landowners, private landowners, and leaseholders/managing agents. We received five applications for fountains in Merton, and five fountains have been installed at the following locations:

All of these are open to the public except for Morden Tube Station, which is passing through water quality approval.