Visitors to the 3foot People Festival in Chelmsford this July can bring their reusable bottles and stay hydrated for free at Essex & Suffolk Water′s special Water Bar.

The Water Bar will be available during all three days of the festival, located in the Grub′s up catering zone, which is also being sponsored by the water company.


Essex & Suffolk Water′s customer heroes will be on hand to top up visitors′ reusable bottles with tap water, as well as offering advice on staying hydrated and using water wisely.


The award-winning 3Foot People Festival takes place at Hylands Park, Chelmsford on 2, 3 and 4 July, bringing unique festival fun exclusively for pre-schoolers (0-5 years).


The festival features a host of activities, interactive play areas, performances and shows, set amongst an intimate village of tents, tepees and areas hidden amongst the trees.


Chelmsford City Council is keen to make the festival greener, and is encouraging visitors to not bring anything on site which can′t be recycled.


Essex & Suffolk Water′s Water Bar is designed to keep people healthy and hydrated with clean, clear and great tasting tap water, without needing to rely on single use-plastic bottles.


The company is also leading the delivery of the Refill scheme in Essex, which is the national campaign aiming to provide a network of cafes, shops, hotels and other businesses that will refill reusable bottles for free - helping to reduce plastic pollution.


Eliane Algaard, Water Director for Essex & Suffolk Water said: "We′re really excited to be bringing our Water Bar to this year′s 3foot People Festival.


"We′re passionate about keeping people hydrated and helping them to choose tap, as well as reducing our reliance on single-use plastics. If you′re coming to the festival don′t forget to bring your reusable bottle, and we′ll see you in the Grub′s Up zone!"


Karen Frett, 3foot Festival Director said ‘We are delighted to welcome Essex & Suffolk Water as sponsors of the festival′s Grub′s Up zone this year. Encouraging festival goers to reuse and refill their bottles is another step towards our aim of becoming a greener festival′.


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