Leading Water Quality Engineering company, Panton McLeod, has announced a UK partnership with international company, Join The Pipe, to provide free drinking water to the public with the aim of reducing plastic bottle waste and helping fund water and sanitation projects in developing nations.
Join The Pipe are the first social network of tap water drinkers with the dream of building the longest water pipe in the world, long enough so that everyone, everywhere has access to clean drinking water. Join the Pipe promotes tap water drinking and helps developing nations gain access to clean drinking water and sanitation. They also work hard to bring awareness to the environmental impact of the production and waste of bottled water. With the sale of tap water stations, refillable tap water bottles and donations, they finance water and sanitation projects in developing nations.
With global water bottle consumption approaching 500 billion bottles per year, the partnership aims to reduce plastic waste whilst helping the poorest communities in developing nations.
Panton McLeod will support the installation, maintenance and servicing contract in the UK and already have considerable interest from several UK water utility companies to be involved in the initiative.