TV’s Judith flows in to launch Top Up Tap at Botanic Gardens

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TV weather presenter Judith Ralston has launched Scotland’s latest Top Up Tap in Glasgow Botanic Gardens.

The blue water dispenser is the 33rd unit installed by Scottish Water across Scotland.

The Top Up Tap is located near the wonderful Victorian masterpiece Kibble Palace and glasshouses.

It will allow visitors to replenish their reuseable bottles when out and about. 

Judith, who lives in the West End, says the refill point is an ideal addition to the park.

She said: “It’s great-tasting water from good old Scottish rainwater made by our Scottish weather. 

“What could be more perfect!”

The Botanics’ tap is the latest installation in Scottish Water’s roll out of public water points across Scotland. 

TV weather presenter Judith Ralston launches Top Up Tap.

Part of its Your Water Your Life campaign, they encourage everyone to enjoy tap water and use refillable bottles to be kind to the environment.

Georgina Reid, Scottish Water’s corporate affairs regional manager, said: “It’s great to launch one of our Top up Taps in such a popular location in the West End of Glasgow. 

“Families, friends and people of all ages spend time in the Botanics, and we’d encourage everyone to remember to take a refillable water bottle so that they can easily top up when they’re out and about. 

‘It’s great to launch one of our Top up Taps in such a popular location in the West End of Glasgow’

Georgina Reid

“We hope our tap becomes a must-stop-spot in these beautiful surroundings. Topping up from the tap helps reduce plastic waste in the environment and it’s good for your health, as well as your pocket.”

Additional safety and cleaning measures have been put in place on all Top up Taps due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. 

This includes deep cleaning, disinfecting and maintenance, as well as a special coating on the entire refill station which stops any virus and bacteria being absorbed.

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