Don't drink from toilet bowls, warns train company

23rd of July 2014
Don't drink from toilet bowls, warns train company

Summer temperatures are soaring but desperately thirsty passengers have been warned not to resort to drinking water from the toilet bowls by one UK train company.

Southeastern has become the butt of online jokes after traveller Tom Papworth spotted a sticker on the back of a toilet seat.

It helpfully warns confused commuters who might be tempted to guzzle straight from the bowl: "Not drinking water."

He tweeted: "Thank you, @Se_Railway for saving your passengers from a fate worse than death. #NotDrinkingWater"

It is not known how many, if any, travellers have mistaken their train's loos for a water fountain and taken a cool, refreshing drink.

A spokeswoman for Southeastern said: "I'm sure all of our passengers will have worked out for themselves that the water in this particular location isn't suitable for them to drink, but it never harms to state the obvious.

"We're reviewing the location and number of signs on our trains at the moment and will feed this example into the process."




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