Find a fountain — refill to reduce waste

March 22nd, 2019

A new water fountain map has been created, to help you find drinking water around our UK campuses.

The map shows all the places where staff, students and visitors can easily refill water bottles. By using the fountains, you’ll also be helping to reduce single-use plastic waste on campus — one of the targets of the #WasteNott campaign.

As well as signposting current fountains, we’re in the process of installing several new fountains around the University. Further details will be added to the map when the next phase of installation is complete.

Today’s launch of the fountain map coincides with World Water Day 2019. Find out more about World Water Day at the University of Nottingham.

Gavin Scott, Environment Manager at the University of Nottingham, says:

“In last year’s plastics challenge survey, 98% of respondents pledged to refill drinks bottles instead of using them once, to help reduce the amount of single-use plastic binned on campus.

The new map supports that goal by helping our community locate their nearest sources of drinking water. We hope that this will make a real impact, particularly over the summer months — and would like to thank our community for their continued commitment to the WasteNott campaign.”

View the map at

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March 27th, 2019 at 2:35 pm

Tania Ciolli-Leach

HI there

Please can i have permission to add this as a news article on our website for delegates attending conferences at UON.

I can add the link to the delegate section too.

Is there a map being loaded for JC, I only saw one for UP and SB.

Nottingham Conferences Marketing Exec

March 27th, 2019 at 2:45 pm


Hi Tania,
Yes, please do feel free to share – thankyou. Delegates should be aware that some fountains are only accessible with a university card – more details are available on the webpage.
The Jubilee fountains can be viewed on the same map as University Park.
If you need any further info, please let us know. Best wishes – Rebecca.

March 29th, 2019 at 4:59 pm

Steph Glen

Is this map accessible on the MyNottingham App?

April 1st, 2019 at 10:13 am


Hi Steph, it isn’t on the app just yet as there were a few issues with how the info displayed – so we’re currently exploring the best way to make this happen. Best wishes – Rebecca

April 1st, 2019 at 9:21 am

Tracy Sisson

Hello there – we have been asked by Music students and Instrument Tutors if they can have a water fountain installed in the Arts Centre (Music side)since singing and playing instruments is thirsty work.

I have been told by Estates that the School has to pay for the installation of the pipes and for the water cooler from Angel Springs. Can you confirm how the installation of the several news fountains are being prioritised, please? Looking at the ‘find a fountain’ map, there is a bit of a gap in provision in that locality.

April 3rd, 2019 at 2:40 pm


Hi Tracy. Locations earmarked for new fountain installations are in the highest footfall areas across our campuses to maximise the benefit for students and colleagues. Best wishes – Rebecca

April 8th, 2019 at 9:08 am


This is fantastic- would love to see more of this across public venues throughout the UK. Thank you UoN!

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