Tap Water Promotion
The town promotes the use of tap water and the reduction of bottled water use.
The town has three portable water bars to provide an alternative to bottled water at town and community events. Attendees can fill their reusable containers with fresh water at any of the water bars free of charge.
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.
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