A converted park chalet houses the system. The original carbonation system uses normal Paris water. The fresh water (about 12 degrees celcius) passes through chilling pipes and mixes with the CO2. The water flows into your bottle at about 7 degrees.
The Paris water system is working with the City of Paris to offer the carbonated water free to everyone. The City is planning on multiplying the fountains around Paris. No date has been given for completion of the project.
However, three more are planned between now and Summer 2014.
Current and future locations:
Fontaine La pétillante – Jardin de Reuilly 75012 Paris
Entrance on avenue Daumesnil
Open: every day – park hours
Fontaine La pétillante – Eau de Paris Main office,
19 rue Neuve-Tolbiac 75013 Paris
Open 24 hours a day – 7 days a week
Fontaine entrante to the Parc André Citroën
Quai André Citroën 75015 Paris
Open every day – park hours
Four other fountains are scheduled for installation:
– Jardin d’Éole 75018 : September 2013
– Parc Martin Luther King, ZAC des Batignolles 75017: end of 2013
– Square Tino Rossi 75005 : Spring 2014
More about Paris water (in French)
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