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Cold, refreshing and straight from the tap

2016-09-01, kl. 09:30

Today employees from Swedavia and our drinking water supplier, Norrvatten, will hand out bottles of water by our brand-new water fountains in Terminal 5. With this effort, we want to highlight issues concerning access to and the quality of our drinking water.

Water is an important issue for us and something we want to draw special attention to in conjunction with World Water Week, which is now under way. We are therefore handing out bottles of water to passengers going past our new water fountains in Terminal 5.

The drinking water at Stockholm Arlanda Airport comes from Lake Mälaren and is of very high quality. We are proud of this and grateful, but at the same time we are aware that fresh, clean water from the tap is not something that can be taken for granted in many places around the world. We therefore work proactively to reduce the impact of our airports on water.

Most discharges to water take place during the winter, when aircraft and runways are de-iced and treated to prevent skidding for aviation safety reasons. Improvements are constantly being made, in part by regularly switching to more environmentally friendly chemicals, collecting glycol and cleaning surface water.   

Read more about our environmental work related to water issues
(link to https://www.swedavia.se/arlanda/om-stockholm-arlanda-airport/om-flygplatsen/miljo/vatten/)

World Water Week is arranged each year by the Stockholm International Water Institute, and the theme this year is Water for Sustainable Growth. The idea behind the week is to have experts, decision-makers and business innovators network, exchange ideas and find solutions to the most acute water-related challenges today.

Read more about World Water Week (new window)
(link to http://www.worldwaterweek.org/)