Water for Community

Our Water for Community program recognises the mental, physical and social benefits of water in the community.

It supports initiatives such as accessible drinking water stations in public spaces, and rebates for green public open spaces and sporting facilities.

The program is consistent with the Victorian Government’s Water for Victoria water plan which recognises the importance of the social and economic benefits of providing water for recreational purposes.

Drinking water stations

Each year we sponsor a limited number of permanent drinking water stations, with organisations invited to apply to install one in their community. Learn more about our Water for Community Permanent Drinking Water Stations Sponsorship Program.

We also have portable drinking water stations and water dispensers available to support events such as fun runs and festivals. We invite community groups to apply at any time throughout the year, applications must be submitted six weeks prior to your event date. Learn more about our Ripple Effect Water for Events Guidelines. 

Water for Community rebate

This program assists eligible not-for-profit organisations, including local councils. Rebates are applied to facilities including swimming pools, parks, gardens and reserves, sporting and recreation grounds, indoor sporting centres, showgrounds, public golf courses and cemeteries.

The Water for Community rebate is applied automatically to accounts where groups meet the criteria. 

Hamilton Golf Course - Water for Community

Wannon Water’s vision is to go beyond water for strong communities. Water for Community ties in well because it recognises the mental, physical and social benefits that recreation and sporting facilities provide for south-west residents. We want to partner in projects that contribute to the themes in our community strategy, covering regional prosperity; education, training and volunteering; health and wellbeing; and the natural environment.

For more information, view the Water for Community information sheet.