At this year’s Grass Roots Festival, venue hosts Jersey Water and Festival Organisers Allez-Oop, have teamed up to provide festival goers with tap water for the duration of the festival – for just a £1.00.
Anyone attending the festival is being invited to purchase a specially designed, reusable water bottle – all proceeds from the sale of which will go to Charity – which they can refill as they need over the course of the day. Manned by volunteer staff from Jersey Water, the ‘Jersey Water Station’ will be open for the duration of the event and will provide treated mains water to
Commenting on the initiative, Festival Organiser Linzi Wilson, said
“We are delighted to be able to work with Jersey Water to provide drinking water to people at the Festival. We are actively encouraging festival-goers to think about the environment and the impact they have on it. Waste from bottled water in terms of carbon emissions from its production and transportation, as well as disposal problems, are equally relevant in Jersey as anywhere else. We have therefore decided not to sell bottled water on site, to minimise the environmental impact of the Festival through waste.”
Managing Director & Engineer Howard Snowden, added
“We want to support the overall themes of the Festival, which tie in with ours – of responsible use and reducing waste. Eco-Active have also just launched their ‘Time for Tap’ campaign and, whilst we do emphasise that the decision to drink mineral or tap water is a matter of personal choice, we are pleased to be able to support Grass Roots in this way.
“Additionally, we are working as a Company to provide this service at the Festival and all proceeds from the sale of the water bottles will go to the International Charity ‘WaterAid’ which seeks to transform lives by improving access to safe water, hygiene and sanitation in the world’s poorest communities.”
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