The Premier of Ontario has declared a province-wide state of emergency and issued a stay-at-home order in response to rising COVID-19 variant infection rates.
The town promotes the use of tap water and the reduction of bottled water use.
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.
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: