Earlier this summer, Mexico City’s Water System (SACMEX) inaugurated a network of 230 drinking fountains installed in public spaces across the city. The fountains are part of the city’s initiative to curb reliance on bottled water. (Mexicans consume more bottled water per person than any other country in the world).
The sites for the fountains were selected taking local water quality into account. An interactive website enables residents and visitors alike to find the locations of the fountains, and offers up-to-date information about the water quality parameters.
Water from all the fountains is being tested on a regular basis to ensure that it complies fully with official water quality standards.
- Mexico’s freshwater aquifers: undervalued and overexploited (Nov 2011)
- How can Mexico City find sufficient water? (May 2013)
- How does Mexico’s water footprint compare to that of other countries?
- The pros and cons of bottled water (May 2010)
- Access to safe water is a human right in Mexico (Dec 2014)
- Test wells being drilled to assess Mexico City’s deep water aquifer
- Recent progress in waste water treatment in Mexico (Aug 2014)
- Mexicans drink more bottled water per person than anywhere else in the world