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UK cities could be flush with drinking fountains again—if we want them to be

Cities like San Francisco and Zürich prove it’s possible. All we need is the will

By Jessica Furseth  

A water fountain in Zürich, Switzerland.

Five years ago in San Francisco, I got a glimpse into a world where carrying a refillable water bottle is normal. I’d bought one myself in California—the original hippie location has a way of inspiring you to be green—but as I approached airport security on my way home to London I didn’t know what to do with it. But I needn’t have worried: at San Francisco International Airport there’s a sink before security to empty your refillable bottle, and a tap after security to…

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