GLASGOW is set to receive six Top Up Taps, which will allow people to fill their water bottles on the go.

The city already has four of the appliances, located at Buchanan Street, Queen’s Park, the Botanic Gardens and Glasgow Science Centre.

Now, six more taps will be installed at Cathedral Street and Clyde Place, in a partnership with Barclays at their new riverside campus.

Since the first installation, the city’s network has saved the equivalent of nearly 200,000 single-use bottles.

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Brian Lironi, Scottish Water’s Director, corporate affairs said: “People are becoming more and more aware of our network of blue Top up Taps, and we’ve had such positive feedback.

“So many people now recognise the benefit of carrying a refillable bottle and being able to top up when they’re out and about to stay hydrated and healthy.

“By making this small change, it’s reducing the use of single use plastic bottles ending up in as waste in the environment. It’s so simple for everyone to play their part in protecting the environment.

“We’ve had hundreds of requests from communities across Scotland who want their own tap and we’re continuing to grow our network.”

Andy Waddell, Director of Operations, Glasgow City Council said: “The top-up taps have been hugely popular in Glasgow and it’s great to see the initiative grow further.

“Tens of thousands of litres of water have been drawn from the taps since the first one was introduced in Buchanan Street in late 2018 and this has prevented a staggering number of single-use plastic bottles from being thrown away.

“The taps are intended to help people when they are out and about and so it makes sense to include high footfall areas in the expanding network.

“The city’s plastic reduction strategy sets a clear goal for eliminating throw away plastic and the top-up taps are a vital part of the city’s efforts to encourage a refill culture for staying hydrated.”