Anyone for a top up?

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Residents and visitors to Oban will soon be able to top up their water bottles in town with the installation of a new water station.

The five foot high blue water dispensers will be installed by Scottish Water, pending planning approval, down near the pier as part of a project to encourage people to ‘top up from the tap’ using refillable bottles.

The unit will be plumbed into the public water supply and fitted with technology which will enable them to digitally track water usage, transmitting the data via cloud technology to the specialists managing Scotland’s water networks.

Data loggers inside will provide information which can be translated into cost and plastic savings and the volume of water used.

They will comply fully with public health and legislative requirements and will be inspected regularly.