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Nine water refill stations which were installed at popular spots in Canterbury-Bankstown 12 months ago, have been used tens of thousands of times by residents and visitors.
Mayor Khal Asfour revealed a total of 76,967 litres have been used to date.
"We know 153,930 people have tapped into these stations, saving 1,642 kilograms of plastic or 128,278 water bottles," he said.
"It just goes to show the CBCity community cares about being sustainable and is committed to being clean and green champions.
"Every bit counts. By using these stations, residents and visitors help reduce the environmental impact of bottled water, and reduce the amount of litter and number of bottles going to landfill, which can take up to 1,000 years to biodegrade."
Council recently installed a further eight water stations, taking the total number to 17:
The use of water refill stations is just one initiative Council has introduced to reduce the amount of plastics in Canterbury-Bankstown.
"Last year we were one of the only councils in NSW committed to phasing out single-use plastics, including straws and cups, from all Council-run facilities and events," Mayor Asfour said.
"Every bit counts. It can be as simple as remembering to take your reusable bags when shopping; using reusable drink bottles and lunch containers; or picking up any litter you see on the street and popping it into the right bin."
For more information about the water refill stations, visit sydneywater.com.au
15/08/2019 4:17 PM