What do we do?
Urban Spring is committed to offering innovative and sustainable solutions to reduce single-use plastic waste in Hong Kong.
Our first move is to enhance the convenience to refill water across Hong Kong. We offer safe drinking water through well-designed and well-maintained water dispensers all over the City. We believe that disposable plastic bottles can be drastically reduced if there is a safe, viable, convenient and cool alternative.
We have been collaborating with local communities to educate the public about the scale of our plastic waste issue and to re-define the way we consume drinking water outside of our homes.
Our Board of Directors is a group of passionate and determined problem-solvers who want to make a difference! With their excellent leadership and profound industry experience, the Board values a strong collaborative culture of innovation and dedication. Our Board currently consists of 6 Directors, and they are Dr. Anthony Ng, Mr. But Ho Ming, Mr. Edmundo Klophaus, Mr. Stephen Wong, Ms. Jolene Lin and Miss Ada Yip.
Our mission is to revive our city with a sustainable and refreshing water experience. We believe the current mainstream way of consuming water is either not sustainable or simply not refreshing enough!
Hong Kong on average consumes 1.5 million plastic bottled water every day. And some of these water travel half way around the world to reach us! Hong Kong recycling facility, and even sadly landfill, cannot handle this amount of plastic waste. Our city needs a more realistic solution to water. We need to drink water smarter.
We believe the most refreshing way is to enjoy water the way it is. We don’t believe in over the top solution. At the same time, we want to make it fun and engaging. It is the trendy way of consuming water.
We have a holistic approach and one of our solutions is to provide a new water experience for the Hong Kong people through a smart, safe and affordable water station.
We believe in education. We believe in advocacy. And we believe in solution at the source. Therefore, we take the lead and provide a new way of delivering water to our city. At the same time, we always look for opportunity to partner with people and organisations with similar mind-set.
We use industrial-grade water filtration system. On top of that, we have real-time monitoring system installed on our water stations to ensure that they are operating as intended.
Hong Kong water is safe. The Water Supplies Department standard is in compliance with the WHO standard. Obviously we need to consider the entire water delivery system. Therefore, when we install our water stations, we perform inspection on the location’s piping and water storage systems. We also have a maintenance program that performs regular water testing as required.
As we have explained above, the issue is with the specific water storage and piping within a particular facility. This is not about Hong Kong water quality overall. With our lead-removal filtration system, onsite inspection, regular water testing, real-time monitoring system, these should provide great assurance for our users to enjoy the water.
Filtration is a well-proven technology at a reasonable price level. We are not re-creating water. We should let water be water! This is truly the sustainable and refreshing way!