Free drinking water refilling stations are being installed in three towns in Somerset to help reduce single-use plastic waste.
It is hoped the measure will encourage people to refill bottles instead of disposing of them and buying more.
One water point has been installed and opened on Minehead seafront by Somerset West and Taunton Council, Somerset County Council and Wessex Water.
It will be followed by refilling stations in Wellington and Taunton.
Reducing single-use plastic locally was key, councillor Dixie Darch, Liberal Democrat, climate change portfolio holder for Somerset West and Taunton council, said.
"Plastic can only be recycled so many times, and there's a carbon cost to that recycling - it takes energy - so any opportunity to reduce your single-use plastics is a big gain for the environment," she added.
Wellington High Street and Taunton High Street have had water refilling points installed and are undergoing water quality testing before they can be used by the public.