Danish capital offers free drinking water

Lucie Rychla
June 26th, 2015

This article is more than 8 years old.

Danish tap water is some of the best and eco-friendly in the world

Copenhagen wants to be the first CO2-neutral capital in the world and these drinking fountains are part of the strategy (photo: Pixabay)

The City of Copenhagen has set up more than 60 drinking fountains all over the capital in an attempt to reduce CO2 emissions caused by the production of bottled water.

Locals and tourists alike can enjoy the fresh, high quality tap water for free and all year round.

Better than bottled water
The drinking water undergoes strict daily quality controls, so you can be sure it is perfectly safe to drink without the need to add chlorine or other chemicals.

Tap water in Denmark is, in general, some of the most environmentally friendly in the world and much cheaper than bottled water from a supermarket.

The drinking fountains have been designed with a special concern for appearance as well as hygiene and user-friendliness.

Some are temporary, some are permanent
On this map, you can see where the drinking fountains are located.

While the dark blue pins show fountains that are available all year round, the light blue pins are for temporary taps, available only during the summer.

Copenhagen plans to be the first CO2-neutral capital in the world in 2025, and these drinking fountains are one of the ways to achieve the ambitious goal.


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