Encouraging people to choose tap water over bottled water has taken on a new edge with Yara Valley Water launching its new Be Smart Choose Tap App.

Research has shown that people often drink bottled water because they do not have access to tap water. The Choose Tap app will help them find the nearest Water Refill Station and Drinking Fountain. This will reduce the amount of plastic ending up in landfill and our waterways as more than half of all plastic bottles purchased are discarded without any thought as to the damage they do to the environment.

To date, Yarra Valley Water has added all the water refill stations within their municipalities, including those in recreation areas under the Choose Tap program. It is also encouraging other councils to submit their water refill stations locations and asking the community to help map the water refill stations and drinking fountains that are not on the app.

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