Tap Water Promotion
Water bar lending program
The town has a selection of portable water bars that allow event attendees to refill their reusable water bottles at community events. These water bars provide a great alternative to bottled water and help improve the sustainability of events in Oakville.
Water bars are free to borrow from the town, and require access to electrical and a drinking water connection.
To reserve a water bar for your event please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Blue W partnership
The town has partnered with Blue W, a national not-for-profit organization that promotes drinking tap water and reducing the amount of plastic bottles that go into landfills.
Businesses establishments who participate in the Blue W program invite customers to fill up their bottles with tap water free of charge without the added pressure to make a purchase. The town's community centres, arenas, libraries and over 60 Oakville retail stores and restaurants in Oakville participate in the Blue W program. Look for the Blue W decal on store and restaurant entrances.
To register your business and to find a complete and up-to-date directory of all participating locations, please visit the Blue W website.
The following town facilities began participating in Blue W in 2009:
- Town Hall, 1225 Trafalgar Road
- Central Library branch, 120 Navy Street
- Clearview Library branch, 2860 Kingsway Drive
- Glen Abbey Community Centre and Library branch, 1415 Third Line
- Iroquois Ridge Community Centre and Library branch, 1051 Glenashton Drive
- White Oaks Library branch, 1070 McCraney St. E
- Woodside Library branch, 1274 Rebecca Street
- River Oaks Community Centre, 2400 Sixth Line
- Joshua Creek Arena, 1663 North Service Road East
- Kinoak Arena, 363 Warminster Drive
- Maple Grove Arena, 2237 Devon Road
- Oakville Arena, 133 Rebecca Street
- Sixteen Mile Sports Complex, 3070 Neyagawa Boulevard
- Oakville Seniors Centre, 263 Kerr Street
- Sir John Colborne Seniors Centre, 1565 Old Lakeshore Road
- Oakville Museum, 8 Navy Street