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Need Free Drinking Water? There’s an App for That!

Tap App Reduces Plastic, Saves on Drinking Water

Have you ever tried to use Google to search for tap water in your area? Well now there’s an app for that, thanks to Samuel Rosen founder of the new mobile app, Tap.

The free app is like a search engine for drinking water. It shows you where to find not only public water fountains but restaurants and stores where you can refill your water bottle.

Rosen was inspired to create Tap when he paid $5 for a bottle of water in an airport.

“Water is a mispriced public good,” he said. “I believe we, as consumers, have … our own water … sold back to us by corporations.”

And because the new app directs people to businesses and other locations where they can refill their water bottles, it also offers the added benefit of potentially reducing the number of single-use plastic water bottles being purchased—currently estimated at a mind-boggling one million per minute.

comment_2We love this idea and celebrate plastic-pollution fighters like Mr. Rosen and others who are using technology in innovative new ways. What other apps can you think of that are helping people live more sustainably? Our readers would love to hear about them!

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Jenna Miller
Jenna Miller
3 years ago

We use the ewg and think Dirty apps to check the chemicals in our products

Sarah Bean
Sarah Bean
3 years ago

I love using my own water bottles instead of buying a bottle of water! I am always on the lookout for water fountains or placing to refill my bottles when I am not at home.

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3 years ago
Reply to  Sarah Bean

Thanks for sharing, Sarah. We know it can be difficult to remember to bring your water bottle, and water fountains aren’t always easy to find. Hopefully, this app can help!

Jennifer williams
Jennifer williams
3 years ago

This is so cool. We joke there’s an app for that but when you are out with kids and they’ve drank all the water you did bring….this will be handy.

Nancy Padulsky
Nancy Padulsky
2 years ago

Yes, good, but how do you know where the water comes from, if it’s clean? Reverse Osmosis is the way to go from my latest research. I’m concerned even for my home in FL which is supposedly the worst water from tap to reclaimed used in irrigation and sadly our beautiful beaches…HELP.