Have you got the bottle to drink London water?

Take another look at that bottle of Volvic on your desk. Did it cost anything between 65 and 80 pence? It mounts up. The Water Services Association says that you’re wasting your money.

Take another look at that bottle of Volvic on your desk. Did it cost anything between 65 and 80 pence? It mounts up.

The Water Services Association says that you’re wasting your money. Well it would.

It even staged a competition for students at Central Saint Martin’s College of Art and Design to create a container for the jollop that comes out of the tap. This tap-top design by winner Ann-Magritt Uldal will be marketed in the consumer press in February.

But what about that unpleasant chlorine taste of London water? What about the times when it fails to mask the tang of nasty chemicals? The times when you actually spit it out?

Perhaps Uldal needs to add NO3 (nitrates) and SO4 (sulphates) to the H2O. Her design’s squeaky cleanness may be appropriate for Pennines tap water, but it’s misleading for the apology we have for water in the Big Smoke.

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