This is meant as a general thread where you can stick things on the urban environment/things that affect urban life that don't need a thread of their own or things you don't think fit anywhere else.
I didn't know where else to put this:
I like it and think it will be a much-valued public amenity when it's done.
London, of course, used to have many more drinking fountains (as well as real horse troughs) than today, although I think all those I know of (mostly disused) are in parks. Having them in places like Oxford Street would be amazing, although inevitably there will be long queues, and I imagine constant maintenance will be required. Where I've heard of worthy local projects to restore such fountains in local parks, they have often ended up broken again after only a short time and without new funding to re-repair them. As a major public project, it will hopefully be consistently funded, and, of course, replacing broken taps every once in a while is unlikely to break the bank.
London still needs other amenities, such as more public toilets, but these are slowly, gradually coming back, too.
Good thread Oliver.
And the fountains are much needed. A great idea long overdue
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