16 Feb '12, 11pm

Need a Drinking Water Fountain? There's an App for That

Need a Drinking Water Fountain? There's an App for That

We know disposable drinking water bottles are bad news. And we also know that drinking bottled water isn't necessarily better than drinking tap water. So instead of heading to the corner store to pick up some water, grab this free Android app and locate the nearest drinking water fountain! It used to be fairly common to find drinking fountains in most public places, but the sad fact is, they seem to be disappearing . But a new initiative from Pacific Institute could start to change that trend. Their new WeTap app uses the world's largest crowd-sourced database of drinking water sources, to map new ones, and to report any broken fountains so they can be fixed and put into service. WeTap/Screen capture "One of the reasons for the explosive growth in the sales of bottled water is the disappearance of public drinking water fountains . We came up with WeTap because we need our ...

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