New free water refill stations open

Published 5:00pm 30 June 2022

New free water refill stations open
Words by Nick Crockford

Unitywater has installed five new water refill stations in the Moreton Bay Region - ahead of Plastic-Free July - to help keep the community hydrated for free.

As part of Unitywater’s Water on Tap program, the water refill stations aim to reduce single-use plastics that can end up in local waterways.

Unitywater Executive Manager Customer and Community Katherine Gee said the new stations took the total to 23 in Moreton Bay and 60 across Unitywater’s service region.

Five new locations:

  • Sandstone Point Oval, Sandstone Point
  • Bob Brock Park, Dakabin
  • Symphony Park, Burpengary
  • John Oxley Reserve, Murrumba Downs
  • Clayton Park, Beachmere.

“We’re passionate about reducing single-use plastics in our area and committed to doing our bit for local waterways and providing places for our communities to fill up,” Ms Gee said.

“We are thrilled to have these new stations installed in time for Plastic-Free July and thank Moreton Bay Regional Council for working with us and helping determine the best locations.”

Moreton Bay Mayor Peter Flannery said council was pleased to partner on the initiative.

“We’ve worked with Unitywater to determine where the stations should go and have looked at foot traffic, how often public areas are frequented and where the community can best access them,” Mayor Flannery said.

Happy to help

“We are keen to see people filling up their reusable water bottles at the touch of a button rather than adding to the world’s plastic problem.

“This is yet another practical example of how our region is ‘Going Green As We Grow’.”

Matthew and Mitchell Lourenco are pictured filling their water bottles at the new refill station by Lake Eden, North Lakes.

Unitywater’s interactive map shows users where to find water refill stations: www.unitywater.com/refill.

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