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Lisbon unveils new multipurpose drinking fountain

The new drinking fountain in Lisbon, installed on Avenida da Liberdade, marks the beginning of a project that will allow access to quality water. It has room to drink, fill bottles, as well as a bowl for animals. This is the first of the two hundred water fountains that will be installed throughout the city.

This project results from a partnership between CML, EPAL and GEOTA, and will contribute to the achievement of several sustainable objectives, such as reducing waste (through the refillmentof bottles), valuing water as a scarce and universal resource and improving the well-being and quality of life of citizens.

The inauguration of the new equipment took place this Monday and was attended by two of Lisbon’s Aldermen, José Sá Fernandes and Carlos Manuel, Castro, the representative of GEOTA Patrícia Tavares, the President of EPAL José Sardinha and the Minister of the Environment João Pedro Matos Fernandes. The Avenida da Liberdade drinking fountain is the first of a “set of 200 modern and inclusive drinking fountains”, which will be installed in several places of the city until 2021, with 30 fountains being installed in this first phase.