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The World’s Largest Water Station Hydrates 290,000 Golf Fans

The World’s Largest Water Station Hydrates 290,000 Golf Fans
21 July 2022

A mega-sized water station with the capacity to purify and dispense over 6,000 litres of water was used at The 150th Open in St Andrews.

Created by Bluewater, a Swedish enterprise, the “Wall of Water” measures 16 metres in length, and houses 12 in-line water dispensers and two 55-inch outdoor television screens.

The water station was installed adjacent to the Mastercard Pavilion in the central Spectator Village at The 150th Open, allowing players, staff, fans, volunteers, and event officials to stay hydrated.

Bluewater has collaborated with The R&A since 2019, with the launch of ‘The Open Water Initiative’ at The 148th Open at Royal Portrush, Northern Ireland.


Eliminating Plastic Water Bottle Waste at Sporting Events


In recent years, organisers of sporting events have made public pledges to reduce their consumption of single-use plastics. Named top in the 2020 Premier League Sustainability Table, Tottenham Hotspur Football Club introduced a no single-use plastics rule for food sold in their stadium.

The Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games aims to be the first carbon-neutral Commonwealth Games, cutting the number of uniforms produced for the event, to drive down the amount of single-use plastic packaging used.

Installing Bluewater’s machine meant that the event could completely eliminate single-use plastic water bottles. Instead, branded refillable water bottles have since been sold across the Championship each year.

Picture: a photograph of the “Wall of Water” in situ at The 150th Open in St Andrews. In the image, two people are refilling water bottles. Image Credit: Bluewater

Article written by Ella Tansley | Published 21 July 2022


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