Choose Tap

About Choose Tap

In a bid to increase awareness of the health and environmental benefits of tap water, South Gippsland Water has signed up to be a part of the Choose Tap initiative.

The Choose Tap initiative was started by Yarra Valley Water and aims to promote the benefits of drinking tap water as part of a healthy lifestyle and as a positive alternative to bottled 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.

It just doesn’t make sense to buy bottled water.

Did you know?

  • It can take up to 3 litres of water to produce 1 litre of bottled water.
  • The charge for 1 litre of bottled water is up to 1,500 times the cost of tap water.
  • Over 90% of the cost of a bottle can be traced back to the bottle, lid or label.

In terms of cost, it’s a no brainer.
1 litre of bottled water could typically cost $3 (or more), but for the same price you can refill a one litre bottle from the tap, every day, for over 2.5 years!

South Gippsland’s tap water comes from the rolling green hills and picturesque rivers and creeks throughout our region. Its then clarified and treated to ensure it meets Australia’s national drinking water standards. So, Be Smart, Choose Tap!