Happy World Water Day

Water in Janskerkhof
Happy Wereld Water Dag (World Water Day)! We seem to be on an environmental kick this week, what with the national tree party day yesterday and now the United Nation’s day to raise awareness of sustainable fresh water management. Utrecht has been involved in hosting related events in past years, including the installation of free drinking water taps at various locations in the city.

Not a lot of things are free here, including toilets, but there are a couple of places where you can get free drinking water if you’re in a pinch. The first is the one pictured above, located at Janskerkhof. The second one, which came a bit later, is located at Neude, although it might be bit hard to find right now what with all of the set-up for the Tweetakt Festival, which begins Friday. This water fountain in Neude is located over by the Dutch Games Garden and ABN AMRO if you’re there and need some water.

So raise a glass of water to the hope that someday everyone will have easy access to clean water!

Water in Neude

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2 thoughts on “Happy World Water Day

  1. Good initiative, free drinking water should be available for everyone. I always get a bit annoyed when I ask for plain tapwater in a restaurant (which I sometimes do, not often though), and they make a big deal of not providing it. In France it’s quite normal to get a jug of water on your table for free, as a common courtesy.

    I think that stone drinking fountain at Neude has been there for a long time though, I can’t remember it not being there anyway, since I’ve come to this city in 1999.

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