Affinity Water, the UK’s largest water-only supplier, will be bringing a giant bath tub and a hilarious comedy tent to the upcoming Rickmansworth Festival, as the event’s headline sponsors.
The colossal bath, dubbed ‘Tubitha’, is 125 times the size of a normal one, has been touring the country and comes complete with a fully-functioning giant tap. Residents are encourage to take selfies inside.
Festival-goers will also enjoy the water company’s sponsored comedy tent, which is set to feature a local line-up of laughter-makers, including a mystery celebrity headline set to be revealed on the date of the event, which is returning after 2 years away due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The collaboration between the festival and Affinity Water is all part of the latter’s water-saving movement, ‘SOS: Save Our Streams’, which encourages people to help protect the country’s precious chalk streams by finding ways to save water at home. The initiative has so far managed to get over 200,000 sign-ups since it began, with one billion litres of water saved.
Gillian Watt, SOS Project Lead said: “We’re extremely excited about our partnership with the Rickmansworth Festival. Taking such a central role in the event, with ‘Tubitha’ on display and hosting our fantastic comedy line-up, will give us a whole new audience to speak with about our pioneering SOS Campaign.
“We know that people really do care about the impact their behaviour has on the environment. Our campaign highlights the danger facing our country’s precious chalk streams and we’re extremely proud of the response of our communities as a result, and the water saving we have achieved so far.
“There’s so much more we want to do, so we’re really looking forward to chatting with families at the festival about the way they use water at home.
David Montague, Rickmansworth Festival Director said “I am delighted to welcome Affinity Water as Platinum Sponsors of the Rickmansworth Festival. We hope our thousands of visitors can really get behind the essential environmental message of the Save our Streams campaign.
“It’s incredible that thanks to the support and involvement of the public, Affinity Water has managed to reduce water use so significantly. I hope our festival goers can join this movement and help us all make a difference to the UK’s rare water sources.”
Affinity Water are encouraging members of the public to join the campaign, where afterwards they can get access to their exact household water usage stats, a free water-saving kit and tailored advice.
The festival will be taking place on Saturday, May 21 and Sunday, May 22. To find out more about the event, visit their website. You can also visit the ‘SOS: Save Our Streams‘ website to sign up for the initiative. You can also sign up by ‘Tubitha’ at the festival.