Central Highlands Water (CHW) is pleased to introduce professional local tennis player Zoe Hives as a new Be Smart Choose Tap Ambassador.Jacqueline O’Neill, General Manager of Customer and Community said, “We are thrilled to have Zoe as a new Be Smart Choose Tap Ambassador for CHW.”
“Zoe is a wonderful role model, who encourages both children and adults to lead a healthy and active lifestyle,” said Ms O’Neill.
“She is an up and coming world ranked tennis player, who made her debut in Grand Slam doubles and mixed doubles events at the 2018 Australian Open,” she said.
“I’m excited to be a part of the Be Smart Choose Tap program and look forward to sharing the message of staying hydrated and healthy to young people through my tennis,” Ms Hives said.
“It’s important that I stay hydrated during a match and when I’m travelling across the country or internationally. Water regulates our body temperature which then improves our joint and muscle health,” she said.
On Saturday 8 September, Zoe was a special guest at the ‘Tennis Open Day’ held at the Ballarat Regional Tennis Centre in Dowling Street, Wendouree. Zoe spent time talking to the children about staying hydrated when playing sport and always using a recycled water bottle filled with tap water to help keep plastic bottles out of our landfills.
These fun facts highlight the benefits of drinking tap water:
- The average price of a one litre bottle of water is the same as 6,000 glasses from the tap
- Over 90 per cent of the cost of a bottle of water is for the bottle, lid or label
- More than 50 per cent of plastic bottles end up as landfill or litter
Choose Tap is a broad, community-based initiative promoting tap water as the best hydration choice for the environment, people’s health and their hip pocket.
The Choose Tap program makes tap water more accessible to the community with a range of initiatives focused on sports and recreation, health and wellbeing and an extensive education program.
With over 40 Be Smart Choose Tap water fountains across our region, CHW is one of the leading water corporations in the state.