Visitors to St Albans can now refill their water bottles with tap water for free at a growing network of friendly cafes, shops, hotels and businesses.

St Albans City and District Council has written to local businesses inviting them to join Refill St Albans.

If businesses have a water cooler, a drinking water tap or a water jug, then they are eligible to take part in the scheme.

Businesses that want to offer free tap water can register their location on the ‘Refill App’ . This app is available to download to a smart phone by people looking for somewhere to refill their water bottle at: https://www.refill.org.uk/get-the-refill-app/

Businesses are also being encouraged by Plastic Free St Albans to help reduce the use of single-use plastic straws and coffee cups.  Businesses providing eco-friendly straws and stirrers can apply to be listed on the Plastic Free St Albans website by emailing stalbansrefusethestraw@gmail.com.