Scotland’s newest water top-up tap has been unveiled by the band whose music is the soundtrack to the campaign to encourage people to stay hydrated on the move.
Dancing on Tables enjoyed the first refill of water from the device in their hometown Dunfermline.
It is the 10th top-up tap to be installed as part of Scottish Water’s Your Water Your Life campaign, which encourages people to carry and fill up their own reusable bottles.
The band, whose song “Oh” features in the campaign, were joined by pupils from Lynburn Primary School’s green team for the launch at the Kingsgate end of the High Street.
The youngsters showed off their latest pieces of artwork and recited a poem which highlights the benefits of topping up from the tap.
Shirley Anne Somerville MSP and Provost of Fife councillor Jim Leishman helped officially welcome the town’s newest landmark.
Douglas Millican, Scottish Water’s chief executive,said: “This tap represents a real milestone in the campaign and shows our commitment to providing public water refill points in towns across Scotland.
“I would encourage local residents, workers and visitors to the town, to make full use of the tap year-round by topping up their reusable bottles when they’re out and about.”
The unit, which is connected to the mains water supply and inspected regularly, digitally tracks water usage and records savings of both cost and plastic.
A recent Scotland-wide study found almost two thirds of people now carry a refillable water bottle with them at least some of the time.
SNP MSP Ms Somerville, said: “Making the switch to a reusable water bottle is an excellent way to cut down on single-use plastic waste. With each refill, people can save money and help to protect the environment at the same time.”