‘Less landfill, more refill’: New Woof Water initiative for Canberra’s cafe canines

Karyn Starmer 17 February 2020 15
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The face of woof water, Patrick the French Bulldog. Photos: Region Media.

It’s thirsty work being a dog with all of that walking and sniffing to do. So now Canberra’s canines will be able to enjoy a cool drink at local cafes and restaurants thanks to Icon Water’s new Woof Water project.

Launched off the back of Refill Canberra, the Icon Water and ACT Health initiative for humans, Woof Water is rolling out speciality water bowls for dogs.

Icon Water General Manager Davina McCormick said the idea for Woof Water came after the success of Refill Canberra, which provides glass carafes to ACT cafes and restaurants to encourage customers to drink tap water instead of bottled.

“Our carafe program has been a huge success so we thought why not look after our furry friends,” Ms McCormick said.

“We know that Canberrans love their dogs and will often take them to their local cafe, so as part of our new Woof Water initiative we are providing free dog bowls to ACT cafes and restaurants. The dog bowls are heat resistant and made from sustainable bamboo, so they are eco-friendly too.”

Dog friendly ACT cafes and restaurants can contact Icon Water to receive their Woof Water bowls.

“We have some of the best tasting tap water in the country, so there really is no reason to buy bottled water. Think less landfill and more refill,” Ms McCormick said.

ACT cafes and restaurants can apply for the Woof Water bowls and the #refillcanberra carafes in one easy step at iconwater.com.au/drinktap. Icon Water will then get in touch and arrange delivery.

Icon Water’s Managing Director Ray Hezkial, Kylie McCaffrey and Lucinda Chacos, with Molly and Patrick and Two Before Ten cafe manager Phil.

Dog friendly cafes and restaurants can apply for Woof Water bowls and carafes.


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15 Responses to ‘Less landfill, more refill’: New Woof Water initiative for Canberra’s cafe canines
Michele McAskill Michele McAskill 2:27 pm 20 Feb 20

Great idea

Dragica Ivanovic Dragica Ivanovic 12:53 am 20 Feb 20

All of that fluoride etc. mmmm

Janice Clemson Janice Clemson 9:32 pm 19 Feb 20

And , yes, we do have excellent water quality 😀🐾🐾🦮🐕‍🦺🦮

Janice Clemson Janice Clemson 9:29 pm 19 Feb 20

Plastic bowls not as easily cleaned as stainless steel.

Anita Berresford Anita Berresford 7:00 pm 18 Feb 20

Love the idea. Unfortunately my puppies are not well enough behaved to take them out in public to make use of this 🙄

Ludie Popowycz Ludie Popowycz 6:25 pm 18 Feb 20

Thank you Icon Water

Angela Sands Angela Sands 1:11 pm 18 Feb 20

That is SO Canberra!🙏🙏

Renee Bink Renee Bink 10:52 am 18 Feb 20

Ann Mayo 2 before 10 hehe

Karen Visser Karen Visser 9:08 am 18 Feb 20

Lou Brooks Annie Visser what a great idea

Donna Perry Donna Perry 8:40 pm 17 Feb 20

Chelle Anne Hood. Can you repost on our page?

Margreet Philp Margreet Philp 5:46 pm 17 Feb 20

Ann Kennedy come to the ‘Berra!

Evonne Deans Evonne Deans 5:34 pm 17 Feb 20

This is brilliant

Lynda-Maree Morgan Lynda-Maree Morgan 4:30 pm 17 Feb 20

Fiona some for you

    Fiona Morgan Fiona Morgan 4:35 pm 17 Feb 20

    Lynda-Maree Morgan I have these ones already. Got them a few weeks ago 😊

Vicki Byrnes Vicki Byrnes 3:53 pm 17 Feb 20

Kyrie Byrnes- for dear Whoopi on her next visit

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