In an effort to help where possible, many companies are on standby, with shipments ready for transportation when agencies such as Foodbank require more stock over the coming weeks.
Members of the Australasian Bottled Water Institute from New Zealand are also ready to send shipments to Victoria awaiting requests from Foodbank.
The effect of bushfires on municipal water supplies means that Victorians will continue to rely on bottled water for their personal consumption, and the industry is committed to meeting this need.
Australia’s major water bottler Coca-Cola Amatil immediately donated more than 30,000 bottles of Mount Franklin and Neverfail to Victoria’s hardest-hit areas, as did Schweppes, Fosters and Big Springs Riverina.
Bottled water is a vital part of Australia’s natural disaster and terrorism emergency response programme.
Source: Australasian Bottled Water Institute
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