Have a drink on the SCG and Sydney Water for the New Year’s Test

Media release

2 January

Cricket fans attending the Australia v India Test at the SCG will be able to obtain free water courtesy of the ongoing partnership between Sydney Water and the Sydney Cricket & Sports Ground Trust.

Twelve permanent water stations were installed at the SCG for last year’s Ashes Test. During the record-breaking heat, spectators consumed almost 13,000 litres of water from the Sydney Water refill stations across the five days of the Test. That's the equivalent of more than 20,000 bottles of water.

Sydney Water spokesperson, Carmen Prince said, 'It’s important for cricketers and spectators alike to keep hydrated during the summer weather. We are encouraging spectators to bring a plastic, reusable water bottle to the SCG during the Test and to fill up at the conveniently located water stations.

'Our partnership with the SCG provides the opportunity to showcase Sydney’s tap water as a healthy, affordable and sustainable hydration choice for fans. 

Ms Prince added, 'The amount of tap water consumed from the water stations during the Ashes Test last year meant that over 20,000 plastic bottles didn’t enter the waste stream where they take up to 1,000 years to break down. 

'By not manufacturing these 20,000 plastic bottles, 15,000 kilowatt hours of electricity, over 32,000 litres of water, and over 3,000 litres of oil were saved from the plastic bottle manufacturing process.' 

'The water units are a permanent fixture so spectators at all events held at the SCG can fill up with Sydney’s water at no cost', Ms Prince said.