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More water fountains in Canberra to help increase consumption across the city

By Ben Faulks

Staying hydrated is an important part of leading a healthy life. Along with a balanced diet and exercise, having regular glasses of water can keep you feeling great and on point all day. But sometimes it can be difficult to keep up with the amount of water that health experts recommend.  

Luckily, the Australian Capital Territory government is aware of this potential problem,  recently announcing that 30 new drinking fountains will be installed across Canberra. This will make it easier for residents of Belconnen real estate to maintain great hydration throughout the day – regardless of how hectic their schedule may be. 

Acting ACT deputy chief health officer Dr Moira McKinnon said improving the amount of water available to the population was a great step forward for the state government's Towards Zero Growth – Healthy Weight Action Plan. 

"The new water fountains will have a positive influence on healthy drinking behaviour of Canberrans. By making it easier for people to fill up their water bottle in popular public places like shopping centres, parks and areas with high pedestrian traffic, it will help to further reduce the consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages whilst also reducing waste," said Dr McKinnon in a 18 June statement. 

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