On your marks, get set, FLOW - Severn Trent share first look at Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games water refill stations

Thursday 16 June 2022

This World Refill Day, (16 June), Severn Trent has shared a first look at the water refill stations set to be popping up at Birmingham 2022’s venues this summer.   

As Birmingham 2022’s Official Nature & Carbon Neutral Partner, the Midlands-based water and waste company will be providing the self-service water refill stations, allowing spectators the opportunity to fill up their reusable water bottles for free throughout the 11 days of live sport, supporting Birmingham 2022’s ambitions to be the most sustainable Games yet.

It’s the first time a water company has provided water refill stations at the Commonwealth Games – and thirsty sports fans won’t have far to look, with a total of 41 refill stations in operation at venues including Alexander Stadium, Edgbaston Stadium, the NEC and Birmingham University.  

And to further compliment Birmingham City Centres thriving bar scene, a water refill station will also be in operation in Victoria Square for the duration of the Games, allowing those without tickets to stay refreshed. 

Richard Eadie, Head of Corporate Strategy, Sustainability and Group Transformation at Severn Trent said: “Our water refill stations will make it easy for everyone to stay hydrated as they take in the excitement of the Games. By bringing a reusable water bottle along with them, spectators will not only be able to pour their own pint (of water) they will also be playing an important role in reducing waste and therefore reducing the impact on the environment.

“With less than 50 days to go we’re getting incredibly excited for the Games to start and cannot wait to showcase our wonderful water to the world.”

A total of 248 taps will be in operation across all of the water refill stations, with Severn Trent ambassadors being on hand to help refill an anticipated 2.1 million bottles during the Games.