Tap Water Promotion

The town promotes the use of tap water and the reduction of bottled water use.

Water bar lending program

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 events@oakville.ca.

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.

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:

  • 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