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Be Smart, Choose Tap
  GVW's Managing Director Peter Quinn at the new Choose Tap water refill station in Fryers St.

23 October 2013

In a bid to increase awareness of the health and environmental benefits of tap water, Goulburn Valley Water (GVW) has launched ‘Choose Tap’, unveiling a permanent water refill station outside its Fryers Street office in Shepparton.GVW Managing Director, Mr Peter Quinn, said that the program is a partnership with another Victorian water corporation. “Yarra Valley Water developed Choose Tap in 2010 and GVW has signed a partnership agreement with them to roll-out the program in our region.”

According to Tony Kelly, Managing Director of Yarra Valley Water, Goulbourn Valley Water’s participation in the Choose Tap program will broaden and strengthen the Choose Tap message and get more people thinking about the health, environmental and financial benefits of drinking tap water. “It is fantastic to have GVW join the ‘Choose Tap Coalition’.”

Choose Tap will promote the benefits of drinking tap water as part of a healthy lifestyle and as a positive alternative to bottled water. GVW has safe and reliable tap water, which is primarily sourced from local rivers and creeks.

“Sometimes in Australia we take our quality tap water for granted, we forget that more than a billion people worldwide do not have access to safe drinking water” Mr Quinn said.

“By installing the water refill station we are making tap water more accessible to our community.”

Choose Tap will encourage the community to reuse and refill their water bottles and contribute to a cleaner and healthier future. The program will benefit customers in all walks of life and will play a valuable role supporting community sport, education, local festivals and events.

Mr Quinn also said that Australian’s spend more than $500 million a year on bottled water, which not only puts a strain on the environment, it’s an expense that could easily be avoided.  “Tap water really is the best choice for your health, the environment and your hip pocket.”

So go on, choose tap!

To find out more visit the Choose Tap Facebook page www.facebook.com/ChooseTap

For further information please contact Jacinta Burke (ph) 0458 900 261 or (e) jacintab@gvwater.vic.gov.au


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