Bring back the water fountain!

public water fountainsThe U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is working with Mayors across the country with the U.S. Conference of Mayors to reinvigorate the nation’s supply of public drinking fountains. The two are working together to help bring back water fountains to parks, playgrounds, school yards, city streets and town centers in order to provide access to clean, safe and healthy drinking water for people of all ages.

Mayors and cities have already signed up to the project, committing to invest in their communities to restore our public drinking fountains and publicize the benefits of drinking safe, affordable tap water.

Reinvigorating water fountains in cities provides a wide variety of public benefits. In addition to providing an opportunity to educate the public about the importance of safe and affordable public drinking water systems, drinking fountains provide a public service to our community members and tourists who want to drink clean water. It provides an alternative to sodas and other high-sugar drinks for children, both in schools and around town. Restoring old, broken-down drinking fountains not only serves our citizens, it furthers the historic preservation of iconic symbols of public health and welfare in our communities.

The United States has some of the highest quality tap water available in the world for a very low cost to consumer and it is important for the public to understand the value of investing in public drinking water systems. Providing convenient access to clean, safe tap water in public water fountains is one easy way to promote that understanding.

Drinking Water Fountains US have a wide choice of fountains to fit in any public space, so you can help your community keep hydrated.



Kayleigh Clerkin is a part-time journalist who writes articles for Drinking Waters UK - one of the UK's largest suppliers of drinking water products including water fountains, water coolers, water filters, distilled water and spring water.

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