Permanent water refill stations

Westernport Water is working in partnership with Bass Coast Shire Council and Phillip Island Nature Parks to provide our community and visitors with access to free and convenient tap water. Our water refill stations can be found throughout our service area, allowing you to fill up a water bottles or have a drink when out. Most of the refill stations also feature a dog bowl, giving pet owners the ability to give their thirsty canine companions a drink while out walking.

Current water refill locations 

Churchill Island Heritage Farm|
Corinella Hughes Reserve
Cowes – Jetty Triangle
Cowes – Erehwon Point
Cowes – Mussel Rocks
Cowes – Cowes Cultural Centre
Cowes – Transit Centre (coming soon)
Kilcunda Walking Trail
Koala Conservation Centre
Newhaven – Graydens Reserve (Newhaven Park)
Penguin Parade Visitor Centre (coming soon)
Rhyll Foreshore (coming soon)
San Remo – San Remo Lions Park
San Remo – San Remo Jetty
Smiths Beach car park
Surf Beach Community Park
The Nobbies

Phillip Island Community Orchard (PICO)

With an emphasis on building liveable and healthy communities, PICO is a community-run project that aims to share, inspire, educate and engage the local community. Located in Wimbledon Heights, the one hectare parcel of land has been transformed into an attractive and sustainable orchard and garden, which demonstrates how recycled water can provide for safe and healthy food production.

To get involved and become a member of the community orchard, contact the Communications team at Westernport Water on 1300 720 711 or download and complete the Member Induction Pack (1.2 MB) and send them to islandcommunityorchard@gmail.com. Alternatively complete the member application form online

Bass Coast Landcare

Bass Coast Landcare Network

The Bass Coast Landcare Network and Westernport Water partnership has been going strong for over a decade. With both parties viewing the partnership as a real success story. The partnership is contributing to a number of great Landcare programs delivering educational, conservation and agricultural benefits to the community. It’s a mutually beneficial partnership that supports our ongoing land management practices, programs and projects.

Projects and initiatives have included the ‘Wildlife Corridor’ revegetation of Saltwater Creek, revegetation to improve water quality in the Candowie Reservoir, education & support for landholders surrounding the Candowie Catchment and Pest Plant and animal control programs.

Candowie Reservoir is an open catchment relying on landholders and farmers within the catchment area to manage their activities to prevent pollution entering the reservoir. Westernport Water supports a dedicated Landcare facilitator to educate and assist these landholders to undertake on-ground works to reduce nutrient and sediment loads entering Candowie Reservoir.

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Phillip Island Landcare (PILC)

The partnership aims to deal with rapid and escalating population growth, development pressures on rural land and increasing sustainable resources use.

The PILC program has undertaken a number of initiatives to address the challenges. This has been made possible with support from Westernport Water, including supplying members with an annual voucher for 30 tube stock indigenous plants, annual Urban Garden Awards, water wise and water sensitive garden field days as well as providing resources and information to the community.

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Plastic free Phillip Island and San Remo

Westernport Water encourages people to Choose Tap and to stop using single-use plastic bottles by establishing portable and permanent water refill stations. This is in alliance with Plastic Free Phillip Island and San Remo aim which is a community-driven initiative that educates, unites and empowers the community to choose reusable alternatives to single-use plastics.