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Drink Tap

Drink Tap

Our "Drink Tap” campaign aims to increase awareness of the health and environmental benefits of tap water.

Drinking tap water is part of a healthy lifestyle and is a positive alternative to bottled water. More than a billion people across the world do not have access to safe drinking water – but here in Australia, most of us have a clean and safe water supply at the turn of a tap.

Despite this, we spend more than $500 million a year on bottled water, and in the majority of cases, the empty bottles end up in landfill.

Medical experts agree that water is the best source of hydration. Our bodies are made up of 50% to 60% water, and water that’s lost through the body needs to be replaced. This is especially important in hot weather.

Tap water also represents value for money - it’s cheaper for the community than buying bottled water or other beverages.

One litre of bottled water could cost $3 (or more), but for the same price you can refill a one litre bottle from the tap, every day, for over 3 years!

Drinking tap doesn’t require any packaging or shipping – so it’s much better for the environment.

All water supplied by North East Water easily meets the requirements of the Australian Drinking Water Guidelines and the Safe Drinking Water Act.

Facts about PET Bottles

  • Producing and delivering a litre of bottled water can emit hundreds of times more greenhouse gases than a litre of tap water
  • Australia recycles only 36% of PET plastic drink bottles with estimates more than 373 million bottles end up in landfill every year
  • Australia’s annual use of bottled water generates more than 60,000 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions - the same amount that 13,000 cars generate over the course of a year
  • It can take up to 3 litres of water to produce 1 litre of bottled water
  • The charge for 1 litre of bottled water is around 1,300 times the cost of tap water

Watch this video to find out why it doesn't make sense to buy bottled water

(Video thanks to Yarra Valley Water and the www.dupestore.com.au)

Drink Tap Information Sheet (PDF 107 KB)

Drink Tap Water Station

How to book the Drink Tap Water Station

Urine Hydration Chart

Look at the colour of your urine to check for hydration