New Choose Tap drinking fountain at the Hammon Park Trailhead

Published on 28 September 2023

People standing in front of the water fountain

Central Highlands Water (CHW) and Hepburn Shire Council have joined forces this week to launch a new Choose Tap drinking fountain at the Hammon Park Trailhead in Creswick. 

The new drinking fountain will provide easy access to quality drinking water, for the Creswick community including cyclists and other recreational user groups, including VOGA Cycling Club. This new amenity, combined with CHW’s ‘Choose Tap’ program, will continue to encourage the local community to choose tap water over bottled water, for heath, cost and sustainability benefits. It is important to stay hydrated all year round, with this partnership between CHW and Hepburn Shire Council benefitting the ongoing hydration and health of the Creswick community.

Event details

Who: Central Highlands Water & Hepburn Shire Council

What: Choose Tap drinking fountain launch

Where: Hammon Park, Creswick

When: 11.00 am Wednesday 27 September 2023

Quotes attributed to Hepburn Shire Council Mayor, Cr Brian Hood.

“The Choose Tap drinking fountains are not only a great choice for your health, but also for the environment. It’s great to see more of these fountains being installed across our Shire and here in Creswick as part of the new Trail Network.”

“These will no doubt be well-used by the community including members from the VOGA Cycling Club and other active cyclists utilizing the park.”

Quotes attributed to Central Highlands Water Managing Director Jeff Haydon.

“We are dedicated to improving the health of the local community, and are joining forces with Hepburn Shire Council to actively support initiatives that promote the importance of keeping hydrated all year round.”

“The new Creswick Trail Network creates a positive community link to encourage living a healthy and active lifestyle, while providing the opportunity to refill their reusable drink bottles, as we help reduce single-use plastic bottle waste. We can all do our part for the environment, make the sustainable choice and Choose Tap.”

Choose Tap facts:

• Your body is 70% water, dehydration reduces your ability to concentrate by 13%

• Drinking 6-8 glasses a day helps to keep you in top shape

• More than 50% of plastic bottles end up as landfill or rubbish