Ottawa opens the tap on its first hydrant drinking water fountain

Ottawa has a hydrant drinking water fountain

OTTAWA, August 23, 2022 – Ottawa now has a really cool hydrant drinking water fountain! The City of Ottawa recently launched a pilot project to bring the first hydrant drinking water fountain to Ottawa.

How cool is that? Hydrant drinking water fountains are a welcomed resource for those in Ottawa who are looking to refill their water bottles or take a nice cold sip of Ottawa’s tap water.

This seasonal water fountain was attached to a local hydrant and was tested and cleaned, and is now ready to use by residents, tourists and even their pets!

The water fountain has been installed on Somerset Street West and will spend about two weeks there to gauge community interest and feedback before being rotated to different locations across the city. During the pilot project, the City will study the operational impact of the water fountain and the feasibility of installing more of them throughout Ottawa next summer.

The City of Ottawa says its tap water is something to celebrate. It’s safe, refreshing and accessible right where you need it on-the-go.

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SOURCE City of Ottawa

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