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:
Alexandra
(Lot 29, Station St)
Bonnie Doon (Town centre)
Broadford (Cnr Powlett and High Sts)
Cobram (Scott Reserve, Karook St)
Dookie (Rail trail, Mary St)
Euroa (Brock St Memorial Park)
Katamatite (CR Wood Park)
Kyabram (Northern Oval Recreation Reserve)
Kilmore (Mall corner, Mill and Sydney Sts)
Mansfield (High St east; High St west)
Marysville (Information Centre)
Merrigum (Judd Park)
Mooroopna (Mooroopna Recreation Reserve)
Murchison (Riverside Gardens)
Nagambie (Town centre; Nagambie Regatta Centre, Loddings Lane)
Nathalia (Blake St, near roundabout)
Numurkah (Numurkah Tennis Club)
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)
Seymour (Kings Park)
Tallarook (CWA Park)
Tallygaroopna (AF Larsen Reserve)
Tatura (Frank Howley Lake Bartlett Walking Track)
Tongala (Tongala Primary School fitness hub, 28 Miller St)
Toolamba (Colaura Gardens)
Violet Town (Violet Town market site)
Wandong/Heathcote Junction ( LB Davern Reserve, Dry Creek Cres, Wandong)
Yea (Y Discovery Centre)

Announced in April 2021: 

  • Katandra West Recreation Reserve
  • Congupna Recreation Reserve
  • George Graham Park, Wunghnu
  • Yarroweyah Recreation Reserve
  • Brian Pinnuck Lions Memorial Park, Strathmerton
  • Picola Heritage Park, Picola
  • Katunga Recreation Reserve
  • Longwood Pub Paddock Park
  • Buxton Recreation Reserve
  • Walter Moore Reserve, Eildon
  • Kyabram District Health Service, 35 Birdwood Avenue Stanhope
  • Girgarre Recreation Reserve.

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