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A SCHEME that provides schoolchildren with water bottles is to be relaunched for 2015.

For several years, Portsmouth Water has offered every primary, infant and junior school in the area a plastic water bottle for each pupil at a subsidised rate as part of its initiative to promote the health benefits to young children of drinking water.

More than 400,000 water bottles have been delivered to local schools as a result of the project.

Over the next few weeks, the company will write to schools in the area offering them the opportunity to purchase drinking water bottles ready for the new school year in September.

Sue Allery, Portsmouth Water’s human resources and community officer, said: ‘Anything that we can do to support local children to lead a healthier lifestyle can only be a good thing.

‘We have been overwhelmed with the response to our drinking water bottle initiative and are therefore only too pleased to continue with it in 2015 at the same subsidised rate of 30p per bottle.’

The bottles can be ordered by downloading an application form from the company’s website at portsmouthwater.co.uk.