Port Phillip Council have been supported by Civiq with the installation of over 15 Aquafil drinking water stations around its beachside precinct
Port Phillip Council, located South West of Melbourne CBD wanted to install drinking fountains for easily accessible and free drinking water for locals and visitors.
The Council understands that drinking water stations are an economical and environmentally- friendly product for those visiting the beach, reserves and market area. Port Phillip Council also wanted to keep waterways free of public rubbish and were keen to install water stations that would encourage bottle refilling over single-use plastic purchases.
Port Phillip Council approached Civiq due to their extensive range and experience servicing Australian Councils. They needed drinking water stations that would maintain a long service life in public coastal areas, and to be corrosion resistant in the salty air environment.
Civiq recommended the Aquafil FlexiFountain 1500BF drinking fountain and water refilling station due to its efficiency, allowing up to 2 people to utilise the station at a time.
The drinking water fountain is 1500mm in height, with customised graphics panels on both sides and an anti-graffiti finish.
The water station is equipped with two anti- bacterial bottle refill dispensers and complies with the Disability Discrimination Act with its wheelchair accessible design.
The FlexiFountain is made from a combination of vandal- and corrosion- resistant stainless steel and marine- grade aluminium which is ideal for coastal settings.
The drinking fountain station features an inbuilt drainage cage. Multiple dog drinking water bowls, filtering and chilling water options are also available as part of the product design.
All Aquafil FlexiFountain products are designed and manufactured by Civiq’s Sydney based team.
The first drinking fountain station within Port Phillip Council was installed in 2011 and continues to be installed across the council today. They can be found at various high foot traffic locations such as the popular South Melbourne Market, Port Melbourne Beach, West Beach, Moran Reserve, Marine Reserve, Murphy Reserve, Port Melbourne Skate Park and Middle Park Beach.
“The beautiful Port Phillip region is home to the St Kilda Esplanade, Albert Park, and South Melbourne Market to name a few of its key attractions. Buried in amongst the laneways, parks, gardens and beaches are the Aquafil water refilling station and drinking fountains hydrating the community and their furry friends and keeping the pristine waterways single-use plastic bottle free!” explains Brittany Thompson, Civiq Business Development & Sales Manager.
With over fifteen Aquafil units installed across the Council over the last seven years, residents and visitors to Port Phillip can enjoy access to free drinking water in the neighborhood. The products encourage healthy hydration while also promoting an environmentally responsible alternative to purchasing waste- generating bottled drinks.