World’s Largest Water Station At #TheOpen

Adrian J Cotterill, Editor-in-Chief

The World’s largest water station has just been launched at the oldest golf tournament in the world, the Open Championship (often referred to as The Open or the British Open).

After 12 months of detailed planning, designing and assembling it has been launched by water and beverage innovator Bluewater to help hydrate the 290,000 golf fans expected to attend The 150th Open at the Home of Golf in St Andrews this July.

Measuring a staggering 16 meters length, and housing 12 in-line water dispensers and two 55 inch high-bright outdoor television screens broadcasting key content, the mega-sized water station has been installed adjacent to the Mastercard Pavilion in the central Spectator Village.

This sustainable hydration solution has the capacity to purify and dispense over 6,000 litres of great tasting water to golf fans every day of the Championship.

Bengt Rittri, founder and CEO of Bluewater told us “We’re excited to introduce visitors from around the world to a unique Bluewater “Wall of WaterTM” hydration experience that delivers world-class water purification and simultaneously helps end the need for tens of thousands of single-use plastic bottles, said , which he launched in 2013 with the purpose of ending the need for single use plastic bottles. From planning to delivery, we’ve utilised our expertise as the world’s leading innovator of clean water dispensing solutions for home, commercial and public use, while incorporating feedback from our event clients to create something truly awe-inspiring.” 

The ‘Wall of WaterTM’ is supported by 18 additional individual Bluewater hydration stations sited at strategic locations around the St Andrews venue.

Bluewater has collaborated with The R&A since 2019, when the launch of ‘The Open Water Initiative’ at The 148th Open at Royal Portrush, Northern Ireland, positioned the Championship as one of the first major global sporting events to completely eliminate single-use plastic water bottles. Bluewater refillable water bottles, which have become a best-selling merchandise item, have since been available for sale across the Championship each year. At The 150th Open, players will each be presented with a special commemorative “Player’s Edition” bottle, which are double-walled and insulated, and for a limited time, fans will be offered the unique opportunity to purchase one as a special souvenir.

Bluewater is a world leading, Swedish water purification company with regional sales offices in the USA, China, South Africa and Europe. Bluewater innovates, manufactures and comercializes compact water purifiers for residential, business and public use that harness the company’s patented reverse osmosis technology to remove virtually all pollutants from tap water, including lead, bacteria, pesticides, medical residues, chlorine, microplastics, and lime-scale.

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