GLASGOW’S historic Botanic Gardens is set to be the latest location for a new drinking fountain.

Located close to the Kibble Palace and glasshouses, it is the 33rd Scottish Water Top up Taps installation.

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Popular weather woman Judith Ralston believes it will go down a storm. She said:

“It’s great-tasting water from good old Scottish rainwater made by our Scottish weather. What could be more perfect!”

Scottish Water have been rolling out public water taps to many locations across the country to encourage peope to bring along reusable water bottles when out and about.

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The organisation’s Georgina Reid said: “It’s great to launch one of our Top up Taps in such a popular location in the west end of Glasgow.

“Families, friends and people of all ages spend time in the Botanics, and we’d encourage everyone to remember to take a refillable water bottle so that they can easily top up when they’re out and about.

“We hope our tap becomes a must-stop-spot in these beautiful surroundings. Topping up from the tap helps reduce plastic waste in the environment and it’s good for your health, as well as your pocket.”

Additional safety and cleaning measures have been put in place on all Top up Taps due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. This includes deep cleaning, disinfecting and maintenance, as well as a special coating on the entire refill station which stops any virus and bacteria being absorbed.