Scottish Water’s latest Top Up Tap in Inveraray, the 20th to be installed across Scotland, yesterday received support from the Duke of Argyll as he helped officially open it.
Locals and tourists in Inveraray can now stay hydrated while going about their daily business or enjoying the must see attractions, following the launch of Scottish Water’s latest Top Up Tap in the town’s Front Street.
“I was delighted to be able to attend and officially open the new feature, and it was great to see the enthusiasm from the local children from the ECO committee at the local primary school who are very passionate about protecting our environment.
I look forward to seeing the tap in use all year round. It is great for Inveraray that visitors and the local community will now be able to top up their refill bottles at the new Top Up Tap.”Duke of Argyll – Chief of the Clan Campbell
The Top Up Tap is part of Scottish Water’s Your Water, Your Life campaign which encourages more people to carry a refillable bottle with them and drink tap water on the go to stay hydrated, save money and help protect the local environment by reducing the amount of waste.
The utility, which also had help at the opening from Inveraray primary school and jail and a local councillor, expects the number of Top Up Taps to rise to 70 over the next 18 months.
“I was delighted to be at the launch of this initiative as it will provide a really useful and convenient source of water for locals and visitors.Dougie Philand – Local Councilor
It is important to be hydrated and to offer the opportunity to obtain water in a public place is to be welcomed both from a health perspective and also an added amenity within the town of Inveraray, congratulations to Scottish Water for providing this facility”.
“Inveraray Primary School has a long tradition of learning for sustainability and have been awarded numerous Green Flags by Eco Schools Scotland. Every year pupils and staff choose a global issue for learning and action. This year we are looking at water. We were delighted to attend the opening of our local Top Up Tap as we believe it will play a significant role in helping locals and visitors better understand the importance of staying hydrated and believe it will encourage people to re-use bottles instead of continually purchasing a new bottle”.James Hebert – Head Teacher of Inveraray Primary School
“We are delighted to launch our latest Top up Tap in Inveraray. I hope this will encourage local and visitors alike to carry and reuse their water bottles”.Ruaridh MacGregor – Scottish Water’s Corporate Affairs Manager
Since the first tap was launched in Edinburgh in October 2018, more than 55,000 litres of water has been drunk from Scottish Water’s expanding collection of Top Up Taps – the equivalent of more than 167,000 standard 330ml single-use plastic bottles.