Water, water everywhere but not a drop to drink!

Lilah and I headed down to Lake Pupuke today to feed the ducks and check out the public water availability at the park by the Pumphouse.

We walked throughout the park and could not find a water tap or bubbler anywhere handy…it wasn’t until we had jumped in the car to go home that we drove past the Takapuna Muncipal Pool that we saw a water fountain on the street, not even near the pool entrance but at the back of the pool, by two streets and not easily accessible from the park.

You can play but you can’t drink

Lilah and I have been checking out our local parks for water fountains and taps – just to see exactly how easy it is for us to choose water as a healthy option.

We spent some time at the new playground at Takapuna Beach reserve – an extremely busy location – and rightly so, it’s an amazing playground!

While there is a small water park area with a tap for the kids to play with over a sandpit, there is not one water fountain, bubbler or tap for filling bottles at the playground.

We finally found one, a short walk away from the playground but it was simply a small tap under a shower for the beachgoers.

Over $500,000 was invested in building this playground. Why wasn’t the council sensible enough to include a water fountain and water tap?