Our 'Choose Tap' program aims to increase awareness of the health and environmental benefits of drinking tap water.

More than a billion people worldwide do not have access to safe drinking water - but sometimes in Australia we take our quality tap water for granted. Australians spend more than $500 million a year on bottled water, which puts a strain on the environment, and is an expense we could easily avoid. Water is the best source of hydration, is calorie free, and tap water is a bargain compared to any other drink.

Choose Tap provides sponsorship to community groups, organisations and schools wishing to promote the benefits of tap water in their community.

Portable Hydration Stations
Our portable water provision units are available through sponsorship arrangements for eligible outdoor community events and are a great way to offer free water at your event. To book one of our portable hydration stations for your event read our sponsorship guidelines and complete a sponsorship application form.

Choose Tap Education
Our Choose Tap education program provides teachers with the materials they need to teach children that drinking water is good for healthy bodies, teeth and brains. Education Officers are available to run Choose Tap sessions at your school by completing an online booking form or contacting education@gvwater.vic.gov.au

Sporting Partnerships
Our Choose Tap program partners with local sporting events and associations. Advocating Choose Tap encourages healthy choices and helps to prevent obesity in the future.

Permanent Hydration Stations
We are installing Water refill stations, in partnership with local councils and organisations, in public spaces throughout our service area.

Stations are located in:
(Lot 29, Station St)
Avenel (Recreation Reserve, near skate park & cricket nets)
Barmah (Jack Edwards Park, Murray St)
Bonnie Doon (Town centre)
Broadford (Broadford Tennis Club, Harley Hammond Reserve, Powlett St)
Buxton (Buxton Recreation Reserve)
Cobram (Scott Reserve, Karook St)
Colbinabbin (Colinabbin Recreation Reserve)
Congupa (Congupna Recreation Reserve)
Dookie (Rail trail, Mary St)
Eildon (Walter Moore Reserve)
Euroa (Brock St Memorial Park)
Euroa (Rotary Park, Kirkland Ave)
Girgarre (Girgarre Tennis Club)
Katamatite (CR Wood Park)
Katandra West (Katandra West Recreation Reserve)
Katunga (Katunga Recreaction Reserve)
Kilmore (Mill Street Mall, access via Sydney Street)
Kyabram (Northern Oval Recreation Reserve)
Kyabram (Drum Street Park, Water Tank Mural Art Viewing Platform)
Longwood (Pub Paddock Park, Down St)
Mansfield (High St east; High St west; Botanic Gardens; Great Victorian Rail Trail)
Marysville (Information Centre)
Merrigum (Judd Park)
Merrigum (Dunyak Moira Fishing Lagoons, Morrissey St)
Mooroopna (Mooroopna Recreation Reserve)
Mooroopna (Craigmuir Lake Reserve)
Murchison (Riverside Gardens)
Murchison (Murchison-Rushworth Rail Trail, Impey St)
Nagambie (Nagambie Regatta Centre, Loddings Lane)
Nagambie (Nagambie Lakes Information Centre, High St)
Nathalia (Blake St, near roundabout)
Numurkah (Numurkah Tennis Club)
Numurkah (C. E. Newman Square, Melville St)
Picola (Picola Heritage Park)
Pyalong (Recreation Reserve, Northern Hwy)
Rushworth (Public Park Reserve, Ironbark Stadium)
Sawmill Settlement (Water treatment plant, Carters Rd)
Shepparton (GVW office, 104-110 Fryers St; GVW water treatment plant near tennis courts, Welsford St; Shepparton Sports Precinct/John McEwen Reserve - hockey precinct, netball precinct, soccer precinct; GV Health - in front of Emergency Dept; Victoria Park Lake - southern end near toilets; Australian Botanic Gardens Shepparton - Botanic Gardens Ave, Kialla)
Seymour (Kings Park)
Stanhope (Stanhope District Health Service, Birdwood Ave) 
Strathbogie (Strathbogie Memorial Hall, Main St)
Strathmerton (Brian Pinnuck Lions Memorial Park)
Tallarook (CWA Park)
Tallygaroopna (AF Larsen Reserve)
Tatura (Frank Howley Lake Bartlett Walking Track)
Tatura (Tatura Park Recreation Reserve, Hosie St)
Thornton (Thornton Recreation Reserve, Taggerty-Thornton Rd)
Tongala (Tongala Primary School fitness hub, 28 Miller St)
Toolamba (Colaura Gardens)
Toolamba (Recreation Reserve, adjacent to primary school)
Violet Town (Violet Town market site)
Wandong/Heathcote Junction (LB Davern Reserve, Dry Creek Cres, Wandong)
Waterford Park (Reserve Playground, Robert St)
Wunghnu (George Graham Park)
Yarroweyah (Yarroweyah Recreation Reserve)
Yea (Y Discovery Centre)
Yea (Railway Reserve, Station St)

See below for a map of current Permanent Hydration Station locations.