Western Water is reminding customers to Choose Tap to stay healthy, save money and help the environment.
One of the biggest benefits of choosing tap water is the financial savings with 1 litre of bottled water costing up to 2,400 times more than tap water.
General Manager, Customer, Community Relations and Operations, Graham Holt, says drinking bottled water is also an unsustainable practice and a waste of valuable resources.
“ Not only does it take 3 litres of water to make one litre of bottled water, but over 40% of plastic bottles end up as landfill or litter,” Mr Holt said.
“We put a lot of effort into ensuring our customers receive high quality drinking water, yet Australians are still spending $736 million a year on bottled water.”
“Tap water is healthy, significantly cheaper and better for our environment. It just doesn’t make sense to buy bottled water,” he said.
To promote the benefits of drinking tap water Western Water is a partner of the Choose Tap initiative which provides sponsorship and educational programs for schools and community groups.
The partners have also installed 8000 refillable water stations across Australia.
Customers can download the free Choose Tap app to find a water station near them.