Eight permanent drinking water stations have been installed at recreational spaces across the Blue Mountains City Council Local Government Area.
Council and Sydney Water have worked together to provide the stations at some of the area’s most frequented recreation spaces.
Mayor, Cr Mark Greenhill, said ‘Making fresh drinking water available at recreation locations is one way we can support the health and wellbeing of residents and reduce waste generated by disposable bottles.
‘The water stations are conveniently located and will allow residents to readily refill reusable water bottles or to drink from a bubbler. Access to drinking water in public places is one way that we are making our city more liveable.’ The new water stations have been installed at:
- Summerhayes Park, Winmalee
- Lapstone Oval, Lapstone
- Knapsack Park, Glenbrook
- Glenbrook Park, Glenbrook
- Pitt Park, Wentworth Falls
- Maple Grove, Katoomba
- Wentworth Falls Lake, Wentworth Falls
- Wilson Park, Wentworth Falls
Donna Lewis, Senior Marketing Advisor at Sydney Water said ‘we are delighted to be partnering with Blue Mountains City Council to provide their residents and our customers with high quality drinking water in convenient locations. We have some of the best drinking water in the world and it’s already filtered by Sydney Water.
‘The availability of the water stations will help the family budgets of local residents by providing free water, rather than them purchasing bottled water.
‘Using the water stations in preference to purchasing bottled water will also assist the environment. Sydney Water removes over one million plastic bottles from our waterways each year across our area of operation,’ Ms Lewis said.