South Dublin County Council roll out new public water fountains

by Padraig Conlon

South Dublin County Council has launched a new public water fountain at the Civic Plaza in Tallaght which is the first of nine fountains they’re set to install this year. 

According to the Council the public water fountains are “aimed at supporting wellbeing and healthier lifestyle choices, promoting active travel options and encouraging the use of reusable flasks and bottles over single-use plastics.”

Over the next few weeks, eight additional water fountains are due to be installed at the Civic Plaza, Clondalkin, the Triangle, Lucan Village, the athletics track in Griffeen Valley, the Playground in Tymon Park, Rathfarnham Castle, Main Street, Rathcoole, the Playground in Waterstown Park and Corkagh Park.

The Public Water Fountains provision are an action of South Dublin County Council’s Climate Change Action Plan 2019 – 2024, also launched last week.

The Climate Change Action Plan identifies the main climate risks facing South Dublin County and includes both the Councils’ and the current levels of greenhouse gas emissions across the South Dublin County Council area. It includes four targets for the Council to reach in the coming years:

  • A 33% improvement in the Council’s energy efficiency by 2020,
  • A 40% reduction in the Councils’ greenhouse gas emissions by 2030,
  • To make Dublin a climate-resilient region, by reducing the impacts of future climate change-related events,
  • To actively engage and inform citizens on climate change.

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