Lake Macquarie City Council has partnered with Hunter Water this National Water Week to deliver two new smart water refill stations in Cardiff and at Belmont Baths.
The initiative aligns with both organisations efforts to reduce reliance on single use plastic bottles, while also raising awareness of water conservation across our community.
Lake Macquarie Mayor, Cr Kay Fraser said the new water bubblers were a great way to remind people about their water use, but they also provide accessible, easy to use stations to refill water bottles when people are out and about around the city.
“Cardiff and Belmont Baths are ideal locations, where we know people are commuting, walking their dog or making the most of our beautiful lake to go for a swim,” Cr Fraser said.
“The stations are easy to use when refilling your water bottle and they even include a foot pedal to fill a bowl of fresh water for our furry friends. They are a vast improvement on the traditional bubblers and will help our city continue our shift towards becoming a smart, water sensitive city.”
Hunter Water’s Executive Manager Customer Strategy and Retail, Victor Prasad welcomed the installation of the bubblers, which would enable the community to maintain its water conscious behaviours.
“As a region, we’ve done a great job over the past year in reducing our water usage, and it’s important that we maintain these habits," Mr Prasad said.
“We’ll continue working with our community, whether it’s by celebrating our first Love Water Day this Saturday 24 October or supporting water conservation projects through our Love Water Grants program, to ensure we keep saving our precious resource together.”
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