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Making it easy to get a refill of drinking water in our city

Imagine if there was always somewhere to fill your water bottle when out in the community. 

We’ve teamed up with Refill NZ to encourage cafes and businesses to refill drinking water bottles for free around Lower Hutt. Cafes and other businesses sign up to become a refill station by putting a sticker in their window which invites people to come in and fill up their bottle. Healthy Families Lower Hutt team member Tom Pere says, “For us it’s about making the healthy choice the easy choice”.

Cafes to jump on board so far are Mo Town, Small Batch, Tūtaki at the Events Centre, Days Bay Pavillion and Colab Cafe. In 2019 we will continue to encourage cafes as well as organisations and businesses to become refill locations. Not only does this initiative provide easy access to drinking water in our city but it will reduce single use plastic bottles. It also supports the wider ‘Go the H2O’ movement of encouraging water as the drink of choice in Lower Hutt.

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