Choosing tap is simply a smarter choice
Smarter for your health
In Australia, tap water undergoes strict monitoring to ensure it complies with the Australian Drinking Water Guidelines. The standard of our tap water is heavily regulated and our water service providers have to check and report on the safety of our water every day.
A lot of scientists have raised concern about the chemicals used to make single serve plastic bottles and their cost to the environment in production and disposal in land-fill. There are many safer options available to us now, so it’s a good idea to invest in a stainless steel or BPA-free reusable water bottle and take it along wherever you go.
Smarter for the hip pocket
Australians spend almost $600 million per year on bottled water! Imagine if all this money could be used to install more bubblers and taps in community areas so we can always refill our reusable water bottles wherever we go.
If you bought a 650ml bottle of water for $2.50 and drink it, you could then refill that same bottle with tap water every day for eight and a half years before it would cost you $2.50 again.
Smarter for the environment
Bottled water generates waste: Plastic bottles are one of the ten most collected items on Clean Up Australia Day and, along with cans, represent over 20% of all litter collected. Include broken bottles, caps and lids and that figure skyrockets to over 35%. An estimated 425 million PET bottles end up in landfill each year.
Bottled water is energy intensive: The Australian bottled water industry uses 850 million Megajoules per annum energy and 50 million litres of oil to produce the PET bottles, to transport it across the globe and to refrigerate the end product. Recycling bottles also use a lot of energy.
Bottled water wastes water: A lot of our valuable water is wasted in the production process of bottled water. The Boomerang Alliance estimates that every litre of bottled water required at least 2.7 litres of water to produce.