New refilling stations to make water more accessible

Stawell drinking station

Stawell drinking station

Three new refilling stations installed across the region are set to make drinkable water more accessible for residents.

The stations were installed at Stawell, St Arnaud and Halls Gap and was part of a joint initiative between Northern Grampians Shire Council and GWMWater.

The all-abilities accessible refilling stations come equipped with a drinking fountain and an outlet for refilling water bottles.

The feature also has a tap especially designed for filling a water bowl for four-legged friends.

The stations were donated via the Choose Tap initiative, aimed at promoting tap water as the best hydration choice for health, the environment and consumer's hip pockets.

Northern Grampians Shire Council Mayor Tony Driscoll thanked GWMWater for the donation of the refilling stations.

He said the installation and continued upkeep of the stations was indicative of Northern Grampians Shire Council’s commitment to ensuring the health and wellbeing of residents.

"More than ever, we are becoming aware of the increased benefits of making water our first choice ahead of other options," he said.

"These stations have been distributed at various points around the Shire.

“They will help ensure that our residents and their animals have instantaneous access to water which is suitable for drinking." 

Our residents will have instantaneous access to water.

Mayor Cr Tony Driscoll