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‘Choose Tap’ water on the Bay Trail

Thursday 7 April 2022

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South East Water and Bayside City Council have again teamed up to make it easier for residents and visitors to choose tap water over bottled, with two new water bottle refill stations installed along the Bay Trail at:

  • Black Rock, near the Clock tower and playground
  • Dawson Avenue, Brighton

The ‘Choose Tap’ refill stations feature a water fountain, bottle refill tap, solar lighting and a digital water meter – which shows how many plastic bottles have been saved from landfill and the CO2emissions saved by not producing these single-use items.

Bayside Mayor, Cr Alex del Porto is an avid cyclist and knows the water bottle refill stations will enhance the usability of Council’s open spaces.

“Bayside is home to some of Melbourne’s best beaches, parks and trails that residents and visitors love to explore,” Cr del Porto said.

“Bay Trail users can now enjoy the convenience of filling up their water bottles as they discover the sights and sounds of Bayside’s foreshore”.

“We also recently installed a new bike repair station next to the Black Rock ‘Choose Tap’, thanks to a generous donation from the Sandringham Rotary Club."

"It's a perfect stop for cyclists to fill up and make any adjustments to their bike at the same time.”

Other ‘Choose Taps’ are located along the Bay Trail at Middle Brighton Baths and Green Point, Brighton.

South East Water’s Managing Director, Lara Olsen said the new Choose Tap fountains mean more people can stay hydrated when out and about.

“We’re really excited to again be collaborating with Bayside City Council to increase the community’s access to free and fresh tap water in these busy recreational areas,” Lara said.

Over the coming months, Bayside City Council and South East Water will install an additional ‘Choose Tap’ at Ricketts Point in Beaumaris, further enhancing public enjoyment of the Bay Trail.

Bayside Mayor Alex del Porto and South East Water's Managing Director, Lara Olsen visit the Black Rock choose tap

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