Published on August 7th, 2012 | by Becky Striepe7
London Olympics: Did you have to buy bottled water?
Last week, we talked about how attendees and athletes at the London Olympics had the option to bring and fill reusable bottles rather than buying soda or bottled water. On its face, this is a big win for sustainability, but how helpful are bottled water refill stations if you can’t find them?
After a couple of readers commented on the original piece saying that they brought their own bottles and couldn’t find any refill stations, I’m wondering how many stations there are and where they’re located, so I tried to find info on the official London 2012 website.
The Visitor Information pages for Greenwich Park, Eton Dorney, and Olympic Park don’t mention the refill stations or where you can access drinkable tap water. I also checked the maps for those locations and don’t see water refill stations listed. Of course, you can always refill your bottle at a bathroom sink, but that’s not the same as an official spot to refill bottles.
I’d love to hear from you guys in the comments! Did you attend the London Olympics? If you found one of these elusive refill stations, let us know where it was! If not, I’m interested in how many folks tried to do the sustainable thing and couldn’t.