Festival-goers complain of water refill queues at Glastonbury as heatwave continues 


Glastonburyhas tripled the number of WaterAid kiosks where revelers can refill their bottles, with free drinking water also available from all bars across the site.

While ticket-holders have not been banned from bringing their own plastic bottles on-site they are being encouraged to use reusable bottles. 

As a result the festival’s organisers predicted a significant reduction in the 40 tonnes of plastic bottles which had to be recycled at the end of last year’s event.

But while there appeared to be plenty of available water near the main stage areas yesterday it was a less happy picture in the festival’s campsites, where long queues formed for people to refill their bottles.

Alison Lones, 52, from Stourbridge, West Midlands, who arrived at the festival at Worthy Farm on Wednesday, said: “Everybody has brought containers to fill up, but all the taps you have to push down on so they take ages to fill up. Every place where there’s water pipes the queue is at least an hour to get water.”  

Ms Lones, who is camping at Dairy Ground, added that the main problem appeared to be with obtaining water in the campsites rather than near the main stages.


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