We’re proud to be partners with Choose Tap (link) to spread the word of the benefits of choosing tap water.
When you drink tap water as opposed to purchased bottled water, you are making a difference in more ways than one!
Tap water costs less than $1.80 for one thousand litres. That’s less than 1 cent a litre! Compare that to the price of bottled water.
Purchased bottled water is convenient, but with a bit of practice and remembering to take a refillable water bottle to avoid buying water, you will notice the savings to your hip pocket.
Avoid the sugary drinks (and calories) by choosing to use a refillable water bottle to quench your thirst when on the go.
Choosing to drink water has many health benefits as well. Give those kidneys a flush and aim to drink around 2 litres of water a day. Find out more: https://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/health/healthyliving/water-a-vital-nutrient
Jazz up water by adding a bit of fruit to your drink or jug - such as lemon, lime, strawberries for extra tastiness. Making a water-mocktail is always fun and remember some ice in your water to make it extra refreshing. Click here for water mocktail recipes.
By drinking tap water you are reducing plastic waste along with other environmental benefits such as production of plastic bottle, plastic and cardboard packaging and transporting. Many bottles end up as landfill or enter waterways.
- It can take up to 3 litres of water to produce 1 litre of bottled water
- Plastic bottles take up to 450 years to break down, leaving behind micro-plastic
Find out more: https://choosetap.com.au/
Permanent water fountains are location in towns in the GWMWater region where drinking water is available. These water fountains provide fresh water for you to drink direct from the fountain or re-filling your drink bottle. Each water fountain comes with a dog bowl for the family pooch to have a drink as well. To find out where water fountain are located in the GWMWater region and around Australia, visit https://choosetap.com.au/tap-finder
Did you know that we can provide your hospitality business with free 1 litre glass swing-top bottles for dining tables?
It’s as easy as completing our Sponsorship Form to order bottles for your use. (Please note that a limit for each business applies.)
We’re proud to support local community events and festivals and can provide sponsorship in various forms. We can provide a drinking water trailer for events in towns that do not have a drinking water supply. We also have available portable water fountains for outdoor events in drinking water towns.
To see how we may help you at your next local event, click here.
We also have reusable drink bottles that we can provide to sporting clubs and in some cases can also provide a water carrier than holds 10 water bottles.
We have a variety of resources to support your school. This includes providing student drink bottles (conditions apply), education programs or tours and more. To view our educational resources, click here -
It’s recommended that we drink around 2 litres of water daily. Make water refreshing fun by making a water mocktail. Click here for family friendly recipes.
We proudly work in partnership with local councils in our region to provide drinking water fountains in townships that receive a drinking water supply. We gift permanent water fountains to local councils for installation in the best location for community and traveller benefit.
If you would like another water fountain in your township, please contact your local Council.
GWMWater has prepared a Non-Urban Metering Action Plan in response to the updated Victorian Non-Urban Metering Policy (2020) and in the context of the Murray-Darling Basin Compliance Compact. The Plan details the actions GWMWater will take to ensure accurate metering under the Policy.
The GWMWater Non-Urban Meter Action Plan demonstrates commitment to accurate metering with all applicable sites requiring accurate metering under the Policy (groundwater and surface water diverters):
- to be metered by AS4747 compliant pattern-approved meters by June 2025
- to be telemetered where feasible and cost-effective, providing near real-time data
This high-accuracy metering will continue to provide accurate data for reporting, management of allocations, and protection of water resources.
This plan is not applicable to GWMWater bulk water meters, or meters within GWMWater’s urban systems, regulated rural pipeline systems and reclaimed water networks.