Germany battles heat waves with drinking water fountains 13.08.2022

Deutsche Welle | Aug 13, 2022 at 2:00 AM
  • At the drinking fountain outside Berlin’s busy Gesundbrunnen shopping arcade in the Mitte district, passersby stop to refill empty plastic bottles, splash their faces and soak handkerchiefs in the blistering afternoon heat.
  • Apart from quenching the thirst of the birds and the bees, the water authority is also looking at ways to divert the unused water from the fountains, which flows into the drains and gutters, to irrigate nearby parks and other green spaces.
  • It’s also a public health issue in Germany.