The Tap It Water Program: Find Water Everywhere You Go in NYC
Combining popular mobile technologies and grassroots on-the-ground efforts, the TapIt Water program connects empty-canteen-carrying water seekers with cafes and restaurants who offer good, clean, NYC tap water at no charge.
Cafes sign up to be TapIt Partners, supplying their location and how they plan to make water accessible. Users can then log onto the site, or access its search and mapping features via an iPhone or Smartphone application, to see where along their routes they can duck in for a refill. It’s a winning solution for everyone – fewer plastic bottles in landfills, cold (or room temperature, in some cases) water for the thirsty, and increased foot traffic for local businesses. Of course, the system only works if there are enough Partners to make it interesting, which is why it’s big news that they’ve signed up their 100th Partner in NYC.