Some 100,000 people have signed a petition calling on Dutch restaurants to place a carafe of tap water on the table without being asked.
Research by TNS Nipo shows 75% of restaurant-goers have been refused tap water, even though most people are prepared to pay towards the cost. The research also showed 90% of people regard providing tap water as a sign of being a good host.
All but one of the Netherlands’ Michelin-starred restaurants offers tap water as standard, the biggest drinking water company of the Netherlands, Vitens said.
Vitens started a petition: drinking water should always be available in restaurants, bars, cafés but also at festivals. With more than 100,000 signatures for free tap water in restaurants, Vitens makes a statement.
Drinking water companies will stimulate restaurants to always put a carafe of tap water on the table.