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A series of 30-degree days has announced summer’s arrival and Goulburn Valley Water, GVW, is celebrating community partnerships that now give residents and visitors access to high-quality drinking water 24 hours a day.

All 13 towns with a GVW drinking water supply in the Mitchell and Strathbogie shires now have permanent hydration stations in a community space, delivered through Price Plan 2018-23.

In the past year, four new stations have been installed, including at Pyalong Recreation Reserve and Waterford Park Recreation Reserve, in partnership with councils and community groups.

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Goulburn Valley Water managing director Steve Capewell said delivering a station to every town with a drinking water supply was an important promise under GVW’s 2018-23 Price Plan.

“Summer months mean more people are out and about so ensuring there is access to free water in community spaces will help people stay hydrated and drink more water in warmer weather,” Dr Capewell said.

“Using these hydration stations also helps us reduce single use plastic by encouraging people to bring their own reusable bottle to fill up while they are out and about.

“More than 373 million plastic bottles go to landfill every year across Australia, so these stations create an easy way for us to make more environmentally friendly water refill choices.”

Community groups have partnered with GVW to install several hydration stations in the region, including Seymour’s King’s Park Reserve Committee of Management and Wandong’s LB Davern Reserve management committee.

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