WeTap: find fountains near you

WeTap: find fountains near you


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Thirsty?! Don't want to buy bottled water? Find the nearest drinking water fountain!

Want to add the location of a fountain to a map accessible to everyone? Use the "add a fountain" function.

Where have all our drinking water fountains gone? They have been disappearing, one by one, from our public spaces, parks and offices. The WeTap app draws on the world's largest database of drinking water sources, enabling you to find the nearest drinking fountains, map new ones, and to report broken fountains so they can be fixed.

Safe, free drinking water used to be common: we all used public water fountains and bottled water was unheard of. Now too many fountains are missing, dirty, or broken. The average American now drinks nearly thirty gallons of commercial bottled water per year, up from just gallon in 1980, creating plastic waste, wasting energy and costing a tremendous amount of money.

It is time for a water fountain renaissance. Our goals including helping people get a drink, and to encourage public agencies to place new fountains in high demand areas such as downtown areas. Because this is a beta-test version, we encourage feedback. What do you like? What works or doesn’t work? Do you have download or operational issues? Please contact us by email: wetap@pacinst.org. We cannot reply or help via marketplace comments.

If you've been drinking out of plastic, we encourage you to take the tap water taste challenge. Tap water wins blind taste tests in region after region. Use the app to help others discover the taste of the tap. A few quick clicks and you can mark a fountain as working or broken, and help the next person out.

Valuing tap water – both the quality and access – is an important step to ensure our water remains safe, tasty, and protected. For more information, visit www.wetap.org.

Keywords: water, drinking water, water fountain, find a fountain, water bottle, freshwater,favorites, favourites, health, runners, bubblers, fountains, nasoni, potable water.

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Recently changed in this version

Internal improvement.
Thousands of new fountains available.

Recent updates:
Now possible to upload photo of fountains. This is an experimental function: please give feedback about how it works with your Android device.

Comments and ratings for WeTap: find fountains near you
  • (46 stars)

    by Alan hat on 25/11/2013

    V2.2.8 & V2.2.9 work fine except for the number of fountains shown, but what's the new local storage? Distributed database? I don't like the way pictures open in a web browser. The previous update was read-only & it's not sufficiently populated for that. There is, however, a slew of unattributed 'fountains' that have appeared during the down-time. -- Previously great fun, easy to use, reliable,

  • (46 stars)

    by Josy Conklin on 07/10/2013

    If you're just browsing the map, it only shows 5 fountains at once (in all of Manhattan!... *which* 5 fountains it shows change as the map recenters)... unless it decides to suddenly show you 14 fountains(!?) or TELL you it's showing 5 fountains but really there are 0 on the map. Maybe I'm using it wrong, but I'm not going to thumb-type an address in the middle of a run. If I can't use the map, t

  • (46 stars)

    by Sanjay Tank on 22/09/2013

    Thanks for the app.

  • (46 stars)

    by Dustin Hampton on 13/08/2013

    Can no longer log onto the server. Is the app dead now?