Free water on tap in Moonee Valley

Monday, 15 October 2018

Moonee Valley residents will have greater access to free drinking water with the installation of eight new water bottle refill stations.

The water stations, which will include a tap for refilling reusable water bottles and a water fountain, are being installed at sporting and recreation areas throughout the municipality.

Moonee Valley Mayor Cr John Sipek said the water stations are being installed thanks to a grant from VicHealth.

“Like Vichealth, Council encourages people to make healthy choices by staying hydrated and drinking plenty of water, particularly in the warmer months,” Cr Sipek said.

“The vision for Council’s long term plan MV2040 is ‘a healthy city’ and we know that the community shares our view that a healthy city is a great city.”

Portfolio holder for Planning and Environment Cr Nicole Marshall said Council is encouraging people to take advantage of the new water stations.

“The new water stations have been installed at locations where large numbers of people gather to play sport or take part in physical activity and recreation so we’re encouraging people to take a water bottle along when they visit these locations,” Cr Marshall said.

“Refilling a water bottle is good for the environment, good for your health and saves money.” Cr Marshall said.

The new water stations are being installed at Avondale Heights Library and Learning Centre, Riverside Golf and Tennis Centre, Debney’s Park, Queens Park, Aberfeldie Park, the Doutta Galla Bowls Club and Fairbairn Park and will monitor drinking habits to inform future installations.

Contact for journalists:
Sarah Schwager, Media Advisor
Phone: 03 9243 8813; Mobile 0447 517 177; Email: media@mvcc.vic.gov.au

Last updated: Wednesday, 14 November 2018, 6:54 AM