Thames Water and London Mayor Boris Johnson yesterday announced the winning entry in a competition to design a carafe to be used by London pubs and restaurants.
The winning design (pictured) is called ‘Tap Top’ and is the work of London-based industrial designer Neil Barron who won £5,000 from Thames Water.
The carafe will now be manufactured and available to business across the capital from next Spring.
Thames Water’s Chief Executive David Owens says his product is “around 500 times cheaper than bottled water; generates 300 times less carbon during production than its bottled water alternative; and tastes just as good, if not better. Drinking tap water just makes economic and environmental sense.”
Owens said the firm wanted Londoners and visitors to the city “ to be offered a choice about what they drink when they go out. Now they will be able identify our tap water with Neil’s stunning design, and drink the best water from the best bottle.”
Mayor Johnson, who presented Barron with his prize, said: “At a time when we are all tightening our belts, choosing tap water over bottled water makes more sense than ever, whilst also helping people cut their carbon footprint.”