We work with Choose Tap to promote tap water as the most sustainable drink.
Despite being blessed with some of the finest drinking water in the world, Australians are consuming more bottled water than ever before, creating mountains of plastic waste.
Did you know?
- The average Australian uses 130kg of plastic per year
- Plastic bottles are among the 10 most common rubbish items picked up on Clean Up Australia Day
- Less than 20% of plastic gets recycled, with 80% ending up as landfill or litter
- Over 90% of the cost of a bottle can be traced back to the bottle, lid or label.
So next time you’re thirsty, make the sustainable choice and Choose Tap.
Here are some of the ways you can get involved:
Permanent Hydration Stations
Free tap water is available at any one of our permanent hydration stations throughout the region. Check out our map of hydration stations, or the list of locations below, and don’t forget to bring a re-usable bottle next time you leave the house.
- Boomerang Beach, northern end
- Bulahdelah showground
- Forster, Boronia Park soccer club rooms
- Forster, Main Beach at the pool
- Forster, Little Street Baths
- Gloucester, outside Denison St public toilets
- Hawks Nest, Providence Park
- Old Bar, next to Main Beach toilets
- Pacific Palms Surf Club
- Taree, Recreation ground building
- Taree, River walk at Pultney St (just past the play equipment)
- Taree, River Walk at the old pool
- Taree, Little Athletics sportsfield clubhouse (end of Bligh St)
- Tea Gardens, Marine Drive
- Tinonee Recreation Grounds, soccer clubhouse
- Tuncurry, John Wright Park
- Tuncurry, South Street sports complex
- Tuncurry Memorial Park
- Tuncurry rock pool
- Wingham, Central Park playground
- Wingham sportsground
Our Choose Tap education program provides teachers with a broad range of classroom resources, available for download below:
Primary School resources
High School resources
Choosing tap water over bottled water and sugary drinks is better for your health, the environment and your hip pocket. Here are some additional resources dealing with these issues.
That Sugar Film: Explore the health impacts of sugary drinks and find resources for schools wanting to cut down on sugar consumption.
Take 3 for the Sea: Spreading awareness about plastic pollution in our oceans and inviting us to pick up three pieces of litter and come up with ways to stop pollution before it happens. Take 3 visit this area for school presentations and activities.
Schools Clean Up Day: Litter clean up activities and curriculum-linked resources
It doesn't make sense to buy bottled water: Yarra Valley Water (YouTube link)
The Story of Bottled Water: From the US-based The Story of Stuff Project
What would happen if you didn't drink water?: TED-Ed
Tap water vs bottled water
Spinning the bottle
Is bottled water worth the cost?