Effective January 14, Oakville is under a stay-at-home order as part of the second provincial emergency due to COVID-19. Other restrictions are in effect and we must all follow public health guidelines. The town is reviewing the provincial declaration and will post any service impacts as soon as possible.
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: