Thames Water is to give ten thousand ‘Tap Top’ carafes to the capital’s restaurants, businesses and community groups.
The four-spouted carafe was designed by Neil Barron in a competition to find an attractive vessel to help promote tap water as a viable alternative to bottled brands. Barron’s design was announced as the winning entry last December.
Thames Water is also making the stylish carafes available to the Houses of Parliament as well as various VIPs including the Queen and Prime Minister Gordon Brown.
“According to the industry’s water quality watchdog, we have the best-quality water of all the major water and sewerage companies in England and Wales – and we’ve got a first-class carafe in which to serve it” said hames Water chief executive David Owens.
Owens says his firm has had “great feedback from restaurateurs” since they launched the carafes in May.
Tap Top, can be ordered on the London On Tap website – www.londonontap.org. For each carafe sold £1 goes to the charity WaterAid.