Health & hydration

Water is an important resource that we depend on for everything we do. All living things need water to survive. It's essential our water is safe for all.

Young girl holding up glass of water

Tap water is your best source of hydration.

Couple sitting on grass drinking water behind bicycles

We protect your health by providing locally sourced, clean and safe drinking water.

We filter 100% of your water to ensure it's safe to drink straight from the tap. Our drinking water is some of the best in the world.

We filter our water to meet stringent quality and health standards set out in the Australian Drinking Water Guidelines.

We continuously monitor water quality. Learn about water quality and monitoring.

Your body needs a regular supply of clean water to survive. The human body is made up of 50 to 75% water. Every cell, tissue and organ uses water to work correctly.

Water is essential to maintain performance in everything we do. Being hydrated helps your body sweat to cool down in hot weather or when working hard.

Did you know?
Water is sugar free, unlike sports drinks which contain an average of 12 teaspoons of sugar!

Use the drink calculator to learn how far you need to walk to work off your drink.

Find out more about why you should choose water as a drink.


Sydney's drinking water gives NSW cricket players the hydration they need to perform. We're the official hydration partner of Cricket NSW. This year, they'll be staying hydrated from the tap instead of using sports drinks.

By drinking water instead of sports drinks, NSW cricketers will consume 61,000 less teaspoons of sugar this year. That's over 250,000 kilojoules!

To burn off these kilojoules, it would take the equivalent of one person to walk over 24,000 km - that's almost twice the distance around Australia.

Have you thought about how access to water contributes to the wellbeing of a community?

Most of us take access to water for granted - it's always there and we can use it whenever we want. But, some people don't have access to water, especially if they don't have a home. How will their dignity, health and hygiene be affected?

Access to water for showering, doing laundry and keeping clean can improve people's wellbeing.

One of the ways we help is by sponsoring Orange Sky Australia. Orange Sky is the world's first free mobile laundry service for people experiencing homelessness.

We've funded a shower and laundry van that provides access to basic hygiene in our local community. This will help restore dignity to those who are easily forgotten.

Try our Orange Sky lesson plan in the classroom.

Orange Sky laundry van

One of the Orange Sky shower and laundry vans out and about.